Mencius. Book IV: Lî Lâu. Part II. Chapter VIII.
Legge's summary: Clear discrimination of what is wrong and right must precede vigorous right-doing.
Mencius said, 'Men must be decided on what they will NOT do, and then they are able to act with vigour in what they ought to do.'
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Translated by James Legge
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