“Mencius Moldbug” slowed down the writing to a trickle and returned to relative obscurity in 2013.
How often both Confucius and Mencius repeat the highest requirement of a ruler of men to consist in benevolence.
He knows but little of Confucius, and absolutely nothing of Mencius.
To this Mencius replied, Can you, without interfering with the natural constitution of the wood, make out of it a bowl?
Mencius spoke often and in no uncertain words upon this theme.
Finally, Mencius declared that for whatever evil men may commit, their natures can in nowise be blamed.
Confucius and Mencius, the great sages of antiquity, were only teachers.
Any one who did not do so, said Mencius, would have the heart of a wolf.
Mencius said, "May I hear from you what it is that your Majesty greatly desires?"
The works of Mencius abound, like the Confucian Analects, in sententious utterances.