Mencius. Book IV: Lî Lâu. Part II. Chapter XI.

Legge's summary: What is right is the supreme pursuit of the great man.

Mencius said,'The great man does not think beforehand of his words that they may be sincere, nor of his actions that they may be resolute;-- he simply speaks and does what is right.'

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