Mencius. Book IV: Lî Lâu. Part I. Chapter XXI.

Legge's summary: Praise and blame are not always according to desert.

Mencius said, 'There are cases of praise which could not be expected, and of reproach when the parties have been seeking to be perfect.'

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Translated by James Legge, published in 1861 and revised for publication in 1895. Prepared as etext by Stephen R. McIntyre. Noded by schist. Please msg schist if you have suggestions for useful hard-links.

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