Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part I. Chapter XXXVIII.
Legge's summary: Only with a sage does the body act according to its design.
Mencius said, 'The bodily organs with their functions belong to our Heaven-conferred nature. But a man must be a sage before he can satisfy the design of his bodily organization.'
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Translated by James Legge
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