Human nature is evil and goodness is caused by intentional activity.

Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations they will struggle and snatch from each other and inclinations to defer or yield will die.

Human nature is what Heaven supplies.

Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.

In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men’s nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.

Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.

Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry to want to warm up when cold to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people’s emotional nature.

Since the nature of people is bad to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they must acquire ritual and moral principles.

Thus anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts and go against the conventions and rules of society and will end up a criminal.

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