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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:43 pm 
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I was reading a page on chinese technology and found this quote. It might have been Mencius who said it because only a few lines up his neam was mentionned but I haven't found his name and this quote together.Help me out please.


"When Heaven sends down calamities,
There is hope of weathering them;
When man brings them upon himself,
There is no hope of escape.''


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It's from Mencius. Check here:
http://books.google.com/books?id=_CdIAA ... &ct=result

It's also found in The Works of Mencius, ch. 8

'This is illustrated in the passage of the T'âi Chiâ, "When Heaven sends down calamities, it is still possible to escape them. When we occasion the calamities ourselves, it is not possible any longer to live."'
http://nothingistic.org/library/mencius/mencius13.html


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Thanks.


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