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

Legge's summary: The value of the feeling of shame.

Mencius said, 'A man may not be without shame. When one is ashamed of having been without shame, he will afterwards not have occasion to be ashamed.'

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