"Let men decide firmly what they will not do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do."
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Mencius
[Mengzi Meng-tse] (c.371 - c.288 B.C.) Chinese Confucian philosopher
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 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Three stars because it could be said like this.----"Let men decide firmly what they WILL do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do."-----Sounds more appropriate for a freeman.
     -- Anon     
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    Well said!
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Choose your principles. Live by them. Be responsible to them and you will be free. Liberty is not libertine, it is self control and self determination.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    One can hope, but unless a man has the integrity to NOT do what he shouldn't, how can we expect him to do what he should? A man with honor can be trusted -- but honor is not heriditary. "Let men"? A man of honor does not need to be 'let' to be honorable -- he can do that with or without permission.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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