Can someone explain "Have no friends not equal to yourself" from Confucius?






The only explainations I can come up with don’t seem pleasant enough to come from Confucius…
Much appreciated!


  1. Yes, I agree w/the other 2 previous posts, and doesn’t it sound a like like the Bible’s verse:
    Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
    [2 Corinthians 6:14/KJV]
    Is there something to it?
    I do not consider myself Christian, but I do believe all Holy Book along w/Confucius have a lot to teach everyone.

  2. As an extreme, think of Ogden Nash’s poem on Beantown: “home of the cabbage and cod; where the Lodge’s speak only to Cabot’s; and the Cabot’s speak only to God.”
    Don’t think this is what Confucius meant.

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