Chinese Wisdom for Contemplation 4

One who commands our liking because of his virtue is called a good man.
One who is sincere with himself is called a true man.
He whose goodness is extensive and solid is called a beautiful man.
He whose goodness is abundant and is brilliantly displayed is called a great man.
When one is great and is completely transformed to be goodness itself, he is called a sage.
When a sage is beyond our knowledge, he is called a man of the spirit.
— Mencius (371-289 BC)
Book of Mencius, VIIB.25

Peter Y. Chou, WisdomPortal.com