Mencius. Book IV: Lî Lâu. Part II. Chapter XXV.
Legge's summary: It is only moral beauty that is truly excellent and acceptable.
1. Mencius said, 'If the lady Hsî had been covered with a filthy head-dress, all people would have stopped their noses in passing her.
2. 'Though a man may be wicked, yet if he adjust his thoughts, fast, and bathe, he may sacrifice to God.'
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Translated by James Legge
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