Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part I. Chapter X.

Legge's summary: How people should get their inspiration to good in themselves.

Mencius said, 'The mass of men wait for a king Wan, and then they will receive a rousing impulse. Scholars distinguished from the mass, without a king Wan, rouse themselves.'

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