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Mencius. Book IV: Lî Lâu. Part II. Chapter IX.

Legge's summary: Evil speaking is sure to bring with it evil consequences.

Mencius said, 'What future misery have they and ought they to endure, who talk of what is not good in others!'

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Translated by James Legge, published in 1861 and revised for publication in 1895. Prepared as etext by Stephen R. McIntyre. Noded by schist. Please msg schist if you have suggestions for useful hard-links.

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