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, 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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