Mencius quotes

“All men have in themselves that which is truly honorable. Only they do not think of it.”

Mencius

“If you know that a thing is unrighteous, then use all dispatch in putting an end to it – why wait till next year?”

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

“Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight.”

Mencius

“Sincerity is the way of the heaven.”

Mencius

“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.”

Mencius

“The path of duty lies in what is near, and man seeks for it in what is remote.”

Mencius

“The people turn to a benevolent rule as water flows downwards, and as wild beasts fly to the wilderness.”

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“There is no attribute of the superior man greater than his helping men to practice virtue.”

Mencius