Mencius Quotes

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Mencius quotes: A real man is he whose goodness is a part of himself. A real man is he whose goodness is a part of himself.
Mencius quotes: Truth uttered before its time is dangerous. Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.
Mencius quotes: A man must first despise himself, and then others will despise him. A man must first despise himself, and then others will despise him.
Mencius quotes: Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight. Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight.
Mencius quotes: If the King loves music, it is well with the land. If the King loves music, it is well with the land.
Mencius quotes: I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger. I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger.
Mencius quotes: There is a power in everything; it is the job of the artist to determine it and express it. There is a power in everything; it is the job of the artist to determine it and express it.
Mencius quotes: If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land. If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
Mencius quotes: He who goes to the bottom of his own heart knows his own nature; And knowing his own nature, he knows heaven. He who goes to the bottom of his own heart knows his own nature;
And knowing his own nature, he knows heaven.
Mencius quotes: Secure property in hand leads to peace in mind. Secure property in hand leads to peace in mind.
Mencius quotes: Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence
Mencius quotes: Sincerity is the way to heaven; to think how to be sincere is the way of man. Sincerity is the way to heaven; to think how to be sincere is the way of man.
Mencius quotes: Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.
Mencius quotes: The people are the most important element in a nation; the spirits of the land and grain are the next; the sovereign is the least. The people are the most important element in a nation; the spirits of the land and grain are the next; the sovereign is the least.
Mencius quotes: If the prince of a State love benevolence, he will have no opponent in all the empire. If the prince of a State love benevolence, he will have no opponent in all the empire.
Mencius quotes: If Confucius wasn't born, the long night would have no bright lamp. If Confucius wasn't born, the long night would have no bright lamp.
Mencius quotes: Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things. Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things.
Mencius quotes: The disease of men is that they neglect their own fields and go to weed the fields of others. The disease of men is that they neglect their own fields and go to weed the fields of others.
Mencius quotes: All people have the common desire to be elevated in honour, but all people have something still more elevated in themselves without knowing it. All people have the common desire to be elevated in honour, but all people have something still more elevated in themselves without knowing it.
Mencius quotes: Human nature is good, just as water seeks low ground. There is no man who is not good, just as there is no water that does not flow downward. Human nature is good, just as water seeks low ground. There is no man who is not good, just as there is no water that does not flow downward.
Mencius quotes: I am not fond of disputation; I have no alternative. I am not fond of disputation; I have no alternative.
Mencius quotes: The way of truth is like a great highway. It is not hard to find. The way of truth is like a great highway. It is not hard to find.
Mencius quotes: Without effective protection of the citizens' right to property, it will be difficult to attract and accumulate valuable capital. Without effective protection of the citizens' right to property, it will be difficult to attract and accumulate valuable capital.
Mencius quotes: Only those who develop their minds and spirits to the utmost can serve Heaven and fulfill their own destinies. Only those who develop their minds and spirits to the utmost can serve Heaven and fulfill their own destinies.
Mencius quotes: The way is One and only One. The way is close at hand, but men seek it afar. The way is One and only One. The way is close at hand, but men seek it afar.
Mencius quotes: It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families. It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
Mencius quotes: When one by force subdues men, they do not submit to him in heart. They submit because their strength is not adequate to resist. When one by force subdues men, they do not submit to him in heart. They submit because their strength is not adequate to resist.
Mencius quotes: Never lose your child's heart. Never lose your child's heart.
Mencius quotes: A man must not be without shame, for the shame of being without shame is shamelessness indeed. A man must not be without shame, for the shame of being without shame is shamelessness indeed.
Mencius quotes: The regular path of virtue is to be pursued without any bend, and from no view to emolument. The regular path of virtue is to be pursued without any bend, and from no view to emolument.
Mencius quotes: Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness. Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
Mencius quotes: The feeling of right or wrong is the beginning of wisdom The feeling of right or wrong is the beginning of wisdom
Mencius quotes: He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them. He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them.
Mencius quotes: The way of truth is like a great road. It is not difficult to know it. The evil is only that men will not seek it. The way of truth is like a great road. It is not difficult to know it. The evil is only that men will not seek it.
Mencius quotes: Benevolence is one of the distinguishing characters of man. Benevolence is one of the distinguishing characters of man.
Mencius quotes: Human nature is disposed to do good. Human nature is disposed to do good.
Mencius quotes: The way of learning is none other than finding the lost mind. The way of learning is none other than finding the lost mind.
Mencius quotes: People are eager to comment on something when they themselves are not in the situation of doing it. People are eager to comment on something when they themselves are not in the situation of doing it.
Mencius quotes: The root of the kingdom is in the state. The root of the state is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its head. The root of the kingdom is in the state. The root of the state is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its head.
Mencius quotes: Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not. Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
Mencius quotes: There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination. There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.
Mencius quotes: The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories. The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories.
Mencius quotes: If you let people follow their feelings, they will be able to do good. This is what is meant by saying that human nature is good. If you let people follow their feelings, they will be able to do good. This is what is meant by saying that human nature is good.
Mencius quotes: Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous. Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.
Mencius quotes: A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child. A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child.
Mencius quotes: By exhaustively examining one's own mind,one may understand his nature.One who understands his own nature understands Heaven. By exhaustively examining one's own mind,one may understand his nature.One who understands his own nature understands Heaven.
Mencius quotes: Those who follow the part of themselves which is great are great men; those who follow the part which is little are little men. Those who follow the part of themselves which is great are great men; those who follow the part which is little are little men.
Mencius quotes: The man of true greatness never loses his child's heart. The man of true greatness never loses his child's heart.
Mencius quotes: Incessant falls teach men to reform, and distress rouses their strength. Life springs from calamity, and death from ease. Incessant falls teach men to reform, and distress rouses their strength. Life springs from calamity, and death from ease.
Mencius quotes: The way is near, but men seek it afar. It is in easy things, but men seek for it in difficult things. The way is near, but men seek it afar. It is in easy things, but men seek for it in difficult things.
Mencius quotes: One who believes all of a book would be better off without books One who believes all of a book would be better off without books
Mencius quotes: Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others. Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.
Mencius quotes: Where it is permissible both to die and not to die, it is an abuse of valour to die. Where it is permissible both to die and not to die, it is an abuse of valour to die.
Mencius quotes: That's like climbing a tree to find a fish. That's like climbing a tree to find a fish.
Mencius quotes: If you know that a thing is unrighteous, then use all dispatch in putting an end to itwhy wait till next year? If you know that a thing is unrighteous, then use all dispatch in putting an end to it
why wait till next year?
Mencius quotes: The great person never loses a childlike spirit. The great person never loses a childlike spirit.
Mencius quotes: The sole concern of learning is to seek one's original heart. The sole concern of learning is to seek one's original heart.
Mencius quotes: Make your learning abundant and speak of it with precision, then you will speak of essentials. Make your learning abundant and speak of it with precision, then you will speak of essentials.
Mencius quotes: A great man is one who has not lost the child's heart. A great man is one who has not lost the child's heart.
Mencius quotes: Heaven sees as the people see. Heaven hears as the people hear. Heaven sees as the people see. Heaven hears as the people hear.
Mencius quotes: He who wishes to be benevolent will not be rich. He who wishes to be benevolent will not be rich.
Mencius quotes: He who exerts his mind to the utmost knows his nature He who exerts his mind to the utmost knows his nature