Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part II. Chapter XXVIII.

Legge's summary: The precious things of a prince, and the danger of overlooking them for other things.

Mencius said, 'The precious things of a prince are three;-- the territory, the people, the government and its business. If one value as most precious pearls and jade, calamity is sure to befall him.'

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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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