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1 予性好高,好高則倨傲而不能下。然所不能下者,不能下彼一等倚勢仗富之人耳。否則稍有片長寸善,雖隸卒人奴,無不拜也。予性好潔,好潔則狷隘不能容。然所不能容者,不能容彼一等趨勢諂富之人耳。否則果有片善寸長,縱身為大人王公,無不賓也。能下人,故心虛;其心虛,故所取廣;所取廣,故其人愈高。然則言天下之能下人者,固言天下之極好高人者也。予之好高,不亦宜乎!能取人,必無遺人;無遺人,則無人不容;無人不容,則無不潔之行矣。然則言天下之能容者,固言天下之極好潔人者也。予之好潔,不亦宜乎!今世齷齪者,皆以予狷隘而不能容,倨傲而不能下,謂予自至黃安,終日鎖門,而使方丹山有好個四方求友之譏;自住龍湖,雖不鎖門,然至門而不得見,或見而不接禮者,縱有一二加禮之人,亦不久即厭棄。是世俗之論我如此也。殊不知我終日閉門,終日有欲見勝己之心也;終年獨坐,終年有不見知己之恨也,此難與爾輩道也。其頗說得話者,又以予無目而不能知人,故卒為人所欺;偏愛而不公,故卒不能與人以終始。彼自謂離毛見皮,吹毛見孔,所論確矣。其實視世之齷齪者,僅五十步,安足道耶?夫空穀足音,見似人猶喜,而謂我不欲見人,有是理乎!第恐尚未似人耳。茍即略似人形,當即下拜,而忘其人之賤也;奔走,而忘其人之貴也。是以往往見人之長,而遂忘其短。非但忘其短也,方且隆禮而師事之,而況知吾之為偏愛耶!何也?好友難遇,若非吾禮敬之至,師事之誠,則彼聰明才賢之士,又曷肯為我友乎!必欲與之為友,則不得不致吾禮數之隆。然天下之真才真聰明者實少也,往往吾盡敬事之誠,而彼聰明者有才者,終非其真,則其勢又不得而不與之疏。且不但不真也,又且有奸邪焉,則其勢又不得而不日與之遠。是故眾人咸謂我為無目耳。夫使我而果無目也,則必不能以終遠;使我果偏愛不公也,則必護短以終身。故為偏愛無目之論者,皆似之而非也。今黃安二上人到此,人又必且以我為偏愛矣。二上人其務與我始終之,無使我受無目之名也。然二上人實知餘之苦心也,實知餘之孤單莫可告語也,實知餘之求人甚於人之求餘也。餘又非以二上人之才,實以二上人之德也;非以其聰明,實以其篤實也。故有德者必篤實,篤實者則必有德,二上人吾何患乎!二上人師事李壽庵,壽庵師事鄧豁溪。鄧豁溪志如金剛,膽如天大,學從心悟,智過於師,故所取之徒如其師,其徒孫如其徒。吾以是卜之,而知二上人之必能如我出氣無疑也,故作好高好潔之說以貽之。
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