Mencius. Book IV: Lî Lâu. Part II. Chapter XXII.
Legge's summary: The same subject;-- illustrated in Mencius himself.
1. Mencius said, 'The influence of a sovereign sage terminates in the fifth generation. The influence of a mere sage does the same.
2. 'Although I could not be a disciple of Confucius himself, I have endeavoured to cultivate my virtue by means of others who were.'
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Translated by James Legge
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