Mencius said, 'It would be better to be without the Book of History than to give entire credit to it.
'In the "Completion of the War," I select two or three passages only, which I believe.
'"The benevolent man has no enemy under heaven. When the prince the most benevolent was engaged against him who was the most the opposite, how could the blood of the people have flowed till it floated the pestles of the mortars?"'~ James Legge translation via nothingistic.org ~
Go here to read the introductory post to this serialized version of the Works of Mencius.