Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part II. Chapter XIII.
Legge's summary: Only by benevolence can the throne be got.
Mencius said, 'There are instances of individuals without benevolence, who have got possession of a single State, but there has been no instance of the throne's being got by one without benevolence.'
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