Confucianism, Neo Confucianism
Wang Wen-ch'eng Kung ch'uan-shu, or Complete Works of Wang Yang-ming, Instruction for a Practical Living, 1:5b-8a, in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 35
The relation between knowledge and action has been a perennial subject among Confucianists. Both Confucius (Analects, 5:9, 13:4, 14:4, 15:5, 18:8.) and the Doctrine of the Mean (ch. 8) insist that words and action should- correspond.