Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part I. Chapter XXV.
Legge's summary: The different results to which the love of good and the love of gain lead.
1. Mencius said, 'He who rises at cock-crowing and addresses himself earnestly to the practice of virtue, is a disciple of Shun.
2. 'He who rises at cock-crowing, and addresses himself earnestly to the pursuit of giin, is a disciple of Chih.
3. 'If you want to know what separates Shun from Chih, it is simply this,-- the interval between the thought of gain and the thought of virtue.'
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Translated by James Legge
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