Mencius (372 BC-289 BC)

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.”

“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.”

“That’s like climbing a tree to find a fish.”

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

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

“Filling with food, warming with clothes, living leisurely without learning, it is little short of animals.”

“Sincerity is the way to Heaven.”

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

“Human-heartedness is man’s mind. Righteousness is man’s path. How sad that he abandons that path and does not rely on it; that he loses that mind and does not know to seek it. When a man has lost a cock or a dog, he knows to seek it, but having lost his (proper) mind, he does not know to seek it. The Way of Learning is nothing other than seeking the lost mind”

“A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child.”

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