Mencius Quotes

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Mencius Quotes

The sole concern of learning is to seek ones original heart.
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With melted snow I boil fragrant tea.

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Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things.

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I am not fond of disputation; I have no alternative.

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

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I like fish, and I also like bear's paws. If I cannot have the two together, I will let the fish go, and take the bear's paws. So, I like life, and I also like righteousness. If I cannot keep the two together, I will let life go, and choose righteousness.

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Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.

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Only when a man will not do some things is he capable of doing great things.

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If Confucius wasn't born, the long night would have no bright lamp.

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The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories.

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In abundance prepare for scarcity.

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If you love men and they are unfriendly, look into your love; if you rule men and they are unruly, look into your wisdom; if you are courteous to them and they do not respond, look into your courtesy. If what you do is vain, always seek within.

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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.

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Listen to a man's words and look at the pupil of his eye. How can a man conceal his character?

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The five kinds of grains are considered good plants, but if the grains are not ripe, they are worse than cockles. It is the same with regard to kindness, which must grow into maturity.

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