Quotation Explorer - 'Mencius'

Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight. - Mencius
Sincerity is the way of Heaven. - Mencius
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
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
There are people dying from famine on the roads, and you do not issue the stores of your granaries for them. When people die, you say, 'it is not owing to me, it is owing to the year.' In what does this differ from stabbing a man and killing him, and then saying, 'it was not I, it was the weapon? - Mencius
A man must not be without shame, for the shame of being without shame is shamelessness indeed. - Mencius
Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things. - Mencius
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