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

Legge's summary: The same subject.

1. Mencius said, 'The sense of shame is to a man of great importance.

2. 'Those who form contrivances and versatile schemes distinguished for their artfulness, do not allow their sense of shame to come into action.

3. 'When one differs from other men in not having this sense of shame, what will he have in common with them?'

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Translated by James Legge, published in 1861 and revised for publication in 1895. Prepared as etext by Stephen R. McIntyre. Noded by schist. Please msg schist if you have suggestions for useful hard-links.