Mencius was a notable Chinese philosopher during the 2nd century BC. Originating from the school of Confucianism, his main interest was in the fields of ethics, social and political philosophy. He was one of the primary interpreters of Confucianism. Mencius was the disciple of the great Confucius’ grandson, Zisi. He was a wayfaring Chinese sage who travelled throughout China for over four decades, illuminating his knowledge and advice to various rulers. According to the Neo-Confucians of the Song dynasty, Mencius’ interpretation on Confucianism was regarded as traditional and conformist. Mencius’ disciples constituted of influential feudal lords who believed that they were superior in power than Confucius himself. His conversations with the rulers of China are documented in ‘The Mencius’, which contained elaborate dialogues, fascinating arguments and extensive prose. Mencius disregarded absolute power of monarchy and glorified powers for the common citizen of the state. According to historians, he was believed to be a contemporary of great philosophers such as Xun Zi, Zhuangzi, Gaozi, and Plato. We have collected his quotes from his teachings, writings etc. Read through these quotes from this great philosopher providing an insight into his thoughts and sayings on matters of wisdom, humanity, life, destiny, compassion and life.