The master said: "The common man is not ashamed of what is not benevolent, nor does he fear to do what is not righteous. Without the prospect of gain he does not stimulate himself to what is good, nor does he correct himself without being moved. Self-correction in what is small, however, will make him careful in what would be of greater consequence; and this is the happiness of the common man. It is said in the I: 'His feet are in the stocks, and he is disabled in his toes: there will be no further occasion for blame'".
Ta Chuan, tr. Richard Wilhelm and Cary F. Baynes