Mencius Quotes

If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.

Unless they have a constant livelihood, the common people will never have constant minds. And without constant minds, they’ll wander loose and wild. They’ll stop at nothing, and soon cross the law.

Confucius said, “Obey your father and mother.” He did not mean though, “Obey them right or wrong.” A good child protects the good name of his or her parents by refusing to obey any order that is seriously wrong.

He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.