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" There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 433
1911
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The Chinese Classics, Volume 2

China - 1861
...TIM-, our application of 'the loaves and fishes.' fflj ^ |f ^ = ffij ^ CHAPTER XXVI. 1. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. " Shun married, without informing his parents, because of this, — lest he slwuld have no posterity....
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chinese Literature

James Legge - China - 1867 - 432 pages
...so gifted and the ungifted — will not admit an inch." FILIAL AND FRATERNAL DUTIES. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them.* " The richest fruit of benevolence is this : the service of one's parents. The richest fruit of righteousness...
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The Chinese Classics, Volumes 1-2

Ssǔ shu - China - 1870 - 382 pages
...doctrine of the ancients, would have acted with a view to eating and drinking." XXVI. 1. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. " Shun married, without informing his parents, because of this, — lest he should have no posterity....
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The Life and Works of Mencius: With Essays and Notes

Mencius, James Legge - Philosophy, Chinese - 1875 - 402 pages
...ways of the ancients, would have acted with a view to eating and drinking." XXVI. 1. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. We must understand that Tsze-gaou had gone on a mission from Ts'e to Loo, and that Yoh-ching took the...
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The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal, Volume 13

Missions - 1882
...imagination ; but I venture to say that the reader would never imagine that what Mencius says is true, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." The next of the Five Relations introduces us to the subject of marriage, in all its bearings. Marriages...
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chinese Literature

Augustus Ward Loomis - China - 1882 - 432 pages
...so gifted and the ungifted—will not admit an inch." FILIAL AND FRATERNAL DUTIES. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them.* " The richest fruit of benevolence is this : the service of one's parents. The richest fruit of righteousness...
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The Chinese Classics

James Legge - China - 1895
...the loaves and •-• 312 PT. I. CH. XXVII.] THE WORKS OF MENCITTS. CHAP. XXVI. i. Mencius said, ' There are three things which are unfilial , and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. ' Shun married without informing his parents because of this, — lest he should have no posterity....
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The Chinese Classics

James Legge - China - 1895
...application of ' the loaves and PT. I. CH. XXVII.] THE WORKS OF MENCIUS. CHAP. XXVI. i. Mencius said, ' There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. 'Shun married without informing his parents because of this, — lest lie should have no posterity....
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China's Open Door: A Sketch of Chinese Life and History

Rounsevelle Wildman - China - 1900 - 318 pages
...government service for their filial piety and the purity of their characters. Mencius ruled that " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." Hence the custom of child marriages comes naturally, and is followed by the custom of divorce and concubinage...
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Ancestor-worship and Japanese Law

Nobushige Hozumi - Ancestor worship - 1901 - 76 pages
...without leaving a son to perpetuate the worship of his ancestors and himself. Mencius (S1? ) says. "There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." (^-^-WHffi^^^c) In passing, it may be noted that the other two unfilial things are the encouragement...
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