Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part II. Chapter XXI.
Legge's summary: That the cultivation of of the mind may not be intermitted.
Mencius said to the disciple Kâo, 'There are the footpaths along the hills;-- if suddenly they be used, they become roads; and if, as suddenly they are not used, the wild grass fills them up. Now, the wild grass fills up your mind.'
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Translated by James Legge
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