Mencius Quotes (44 quotes)

Mencius, IV, pt. 1, xvii. As quoted in "Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion: China", Samuel Johnson, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1877, p. 653

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Nationality: Chinese

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Mencius was a Chinese philosopher who was arguably the most famous Confucian after Confucius himself.

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