Wish I'd said that - October 15, 2015

Mencius“And not content with making friends with the best Gentlemen in the Empire, he [“the best Gentleman of a village”] goes back in time and communes with the ancients. When one reads the poems and writings of the ancients, can it be right not to know something about them as men? Hence one tries to understand the age in which they lived. This can be described as ‘looking for friends in history’.”

Mencius