Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part II. Chapter XI.
Legge's summary: A man's true disposition will often appear in small matters, when a love of fame may have carried him over great difficulties.
Mencius said, 'A man who loves fame may be able to decline a State of a thousand chariots; but if he be not really the man to do such a thing, it will appear in his countenance, in the matter of a dish of rice or a platter of soup.'
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Translated by James Legge
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