Mencius said, 'To feed a scholar and not love him, is to treat him as a pig. To love him and not respect him, is to keep him as a domestic animal.
'honoring and respecting are what exist before any offering of gifts.
'If there be honoring and respecting without the reality of them, a superior man may not be retained by such empty demonstrations.'~ James Legge translation via nothingistic.org ~
Go here to read the introductory post to this serialized version of the Works of Mencius.