The Great Man Does Not Think Beforehand Of His Words That They May Be Sincere Nor Of His Actions That They May Be Resolute -- He Simply Speaks And Does What Is Right.

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The great man does not think beforehand of his words that they may be sincere
nor of his actions that they may be resolute -- he simply speaks and does
what is right.
-- Mencius (Meng-tse) (372?-289? BCE)