CHAP. II. Hui of Liu-hsia being chief criminal judge, was
thrice dismissed from his office. Some one said to him, 'Is it not yet
time for you, sir, to leave this?' He replied, 'Serving men in an
upright way, where shall I go to, and not experience such a thrice-
dismissal? If I choose to serve men in a crooked way, what
necessity is there for me to leave the country of my parents?'
CONFUCIAN ANALECTS, BOOK XVIII. WEI TSZE.