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The great man is one who never loses his child's heart.
Heaven sees as the people see. Heaven hears as the people hear.
It is true that water will flow indifferently to east and west, but will it flow equally well up and down? Human nature is disposed toward goodness, just as water tends to flow downwards. There is no water but flows downwards, and no man but shows his tendency to be good. Now, by striking water hard, you may splash it higher than your forehead, and by damming it, you may make it go uphill. But, is that the nature of water? It is external force that causes it to do so. Likewise, if a man is made to do what is not good, his nature is being similarly forced.
The people turn in allegiance to Humanity, as surely as water flows downward or as a wild animal takes cover in the wilderness.
All things are complete within ourselves.
The poor attend to their own virtue in solitude.
When one by force subdues men, they do not submit to him in heart. They submit because their strength is not adequate to resist.
To lay hold of the mean without taking into account the occasion is like grasping one thing only.
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