Facts about Mencius

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Summary

Mencius was a famous Philosopher from China, who lived between 371 BC and 289 BC.

Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by Mencius, under the main topic Friendship.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Menander, Epicurus, Chanakya, Xun Zi, Zhuangzi, Alexander the Great, Theophrastus, Citium Zeno, Zhuang Zi, Euclid

Famous quotes by Mencius (16)


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"We live, not as we wish to, but as we can"
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"Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous"
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"There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination"
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"The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart"
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"Sincerity is the way to heaven"
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"Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not"
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"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"
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"Let men decide firmly what they will not do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do"
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"Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness"
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"It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families"
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"If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land"
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"He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man"
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"Friends are the siblings God never gave us"
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"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"
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"Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others"
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"Friendship is one mind in two bodies"


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