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

Legge's summary: The great man makes no mistakes in matters of propriety and righteousness.

Mencius said, 'Acts of propriety which are not really proper, and acts of righteousness which are not really righteous, the great man does not do.'

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