Mencius. Book IV: Lî Lâu. Part I. Chapter V.
Legge's summary: Personal character is necessary to all good influence.
Mencius said, 'People have this common saying,-- "The kingdom, the State, the family." The root of the kingdom is in the State. The root of the State is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its Head.'
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Translated by James Legge
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