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Mencius Quotes

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371 BC - 289 BC
Nationality: Chinese
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Chinese Philosopher

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.


The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.


Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.


Sincerity is the way to heaven.


We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.


Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.


If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.


Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.


Friendship is one mind in two bodies.


Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.


Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else.


He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.


Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.


There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.


It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.


Let men decide firmly what they will not do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do.


Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.


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