Quotes of Mencius

“ Sincerity is the way of Heaven. ”

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

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

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

“ Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart. ”

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

“ A man must not be without shame, for the shame of being without shame is shamelessness indeed. ”

- 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

“ People for the most part err, and are afterwards able to reform. They are distressed in mind and perplexed in their thoughts, and then they arise to vigorous reformation. ”

- Mencius

“ 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. ”

- Mencius

“ Man differs from the animal only by a little; most men throw that little away. ”

- Mencius

“ The wise embrace all knowledge, but they are most earnest about what is of the greatest importance. The benevolent embrace all in their love, but they place the most importance on cultivating an earnest affection for the virtuous. ”

- Mencius

“ The wise embrace all knowledge, but they are most earnest about what is of the greatest importance. The benevolent embrace all in their love, but they place the most importance on cultivating an earnest affection for the virtuous. ”

- Mencius

“ If you know the point of balance, You can settle the details. If you can settle the details, You can stop running around. Your mind will become calm. If your mind becomes calm, You can think in front of a tiger. If you can think in front of a tiger, You will surely succeed. ”

- Mencius

“ The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting. ”

- Mencius

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

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

“ Benevolence is the distinguishing characteristic of man. As embodied in man's conduct, it is called the path of duty. ”

- Mencius

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

- Mencius

“ The superior person will prudently pick the community he will live within, and will choose the proper people to associate with. ”

- Mencius

“ If someone notices a child about to fall in a well, he will definitely feel alarmed and compassionate. This is not caused by the person's desire to be rewarded by the child's parents, nor is it caused by the desire to be applauded by the community, nor is it caused by the dread of guilty feelings… ”

- Mencius

“ If someone notices a child about to fall in a well, he will definitely feel alarmed and compassionate. This is not caused by the person's desire to be rewarded by the child's parents, nor is it caused by the desire to be applauded by the community, nor is it caused by the dread of guilty feelings… ”

- Mencius

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

- Mencius

“ Man differs from the animal only by a little; most men throw that little away. ”

- Mencius

“ Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ”

- Mencius

“ 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. ”

- Mencius

“ Benevolence is the distinguishing characteristic of man. As embodied in man's conduct, it is called the path of duty. ”

- Mencius
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