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Confucianism -> Mengzi -> Gaozi II -> 26.5

Mencius answered,
孔子 'When Confucius was chief minister of Justice in Lu,
the prince came not to follow his counsels.
Soon after there was the solstitial sacrifice,
and when a part of the flesh presented in sacrifice was not sent to him,
he went away even without taking off his cap of ceremony.
Those who did not know him supposed it was on account of the flesh.
Those who knew him supposed that it was on account of the neglect of the usual ceremony.
孔子The fact was, that Confucius wanted to go away on occasion of some small offence,
not wishing to do so without some apparent cause.
君子All men cannot be expected to understand the conduct of a superior man.


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