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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Mencius
 
  A real man is he whose goodness is a part of himself.  1
  Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority.  2
  He who respects others is respected by them.  3
  He whose goodness is part of himself, is what is called a real man.  4
  If the prince of a State love benevolence, he will have no opponent in all the empire.  5
  In abundance prepare for scarcity.  6
  Incessant falls teach men to reform, and distress rouses their strength. Life springs from calamity, and death from ease.  7
  Men must decide on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.  8
  Sincerity is the way of heaven; to think how to be sincere is the way of man.  9
  So I like life and I like righteousness; if I cannot keep the two together, I will let life go and choose righteousness.  10
  The path of duty lies in what is near, and men seek for it in what is remote; the work of duty lies in what is easy, and men seek for it in what is difficult.  11
  The regular path of virtue is to be pursued without any bend, and from no view to emolument.  12
  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. Do you go home and search for it.  13
  There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.  14
  Virtue alone is not sufficient for the exercise of government; laws alone carry themselves into practice.  15
 
 
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