Random Quote #48 topic: confucius, The Analects of Confucius, 551BC-479BC, from the Chinese Classics, translated by Legge, James, 1815-1897
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CHAP. XIX. Chi K'ang asked Confucius about government,
saying, 'What do you say to killing the unprincipled for the good of
the principled?' Confucius replied, 'Sir, in carrying on your
government, why should you use killing at all? Let your evinced
desires be for what is good, and the people will be good. The
relation

between superiors and inferiors, is like that between the wind and
the grass. The grass must bend, when the wind blows across it.'

CONFUCIAN ANALECTS, BOOK XII. YEN YUAN.



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