DOI: 10.1163/15406253-01903004 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: IN THE WELL EXAMPLE'My reason for saying that no man is devoid of a heart sensitive to the sufferings of others is this. Suppose a man were, all of a sudden, to see a young child on the verge of falling into a well. He would certainly be moved to compassion, not because he wanted to get in the good graces of the parents, nor because he wished to win the praise of his fellow villagers or friends, nor yet because he disliked the cry of the child.' Mencius, Bk. 11, Pt. A, Ch. VI. (trans. D.C. Lau) Mencius said, '… Show more

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