Which section of which book of Mencius can we find the quote “He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man” Which part of which book does Mencius say this? It is important"
Mencius lived - most accepted dates: 372 – 289 BC
Wikipedia gives this reference for his saying “He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man”
The Mencius 7:A1 in Chan 1963: 78. as far as I understood it is an edition in Chinese
Let me know if you have any questions
Do you know edition from DC Lau?
No sorry, I can try and look it up
Please do; it is mission critical.
Ok, as far as I understand the book is divided into these sections, similar as here:
but it is only partial translation there and there is no section 7A
when the book is translated, sections are the same, so that quote should be in the book The Mencius - in section 7:A1
and possibly the last number after the edition year (1963) could be a page number, but I am not 100% sure about the page number
but again if that is a page that would be a page in Chinese edition, not the D. C. Lau's translation
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