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
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