Saturday, December 27, 2014

On leadership..................................

3.  The Master said, Govern the people by regulations, keep order among them by chastisements, and they will flee from you, and lose all self-respect.  Govern them by moral force, keep order among them by ritual and they will keep their self-respect and come to you of their own accord.
-Book II, The Analects of Confucius

6.  The Master said, If the ruler himself is upright, all will go well even though he does not give orders.  But if he himself is not upright, even though he gives orders, they will not be obeyed.
-Book XIII, The Analects of Confucius

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