Monday, December 3, 2012

Mencius - Book 7, Part 1, Chapter 37

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 ~
 Go here to read the introductory post to this serialized version of the Works of Mencius.

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