” The intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself, he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself. “


” If you rely on political factions to promote men to office, the people will work to develop instrumental relationships and will not seek to be useful with regard to the law. Thus, a ruler who mistakes reputation for ability when assigning offices will see his state fall into disorder. “


” If a ruler of men wants to put an end to vice, he must examine the correspondence between form and name and look to see how what is said differs from what is done. “


” A ruler of men faces two possible misfortunes: if he employs the worthy, the ministers will use worthiness as a pretext to rob their ruler of his power, but if he promotes men recklessly, his affairs will be neglected, and he will not prevail. “



All 4 Han Fei Quotes about Men in picture


The intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself, he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself.
If you rely on political factions to promote men to office, the people will work to develop instrumental relationships and will not seek to be useful with regard to the law. Thus, a ruler who mistakes reputation for ability when assigning offices will see his state fall into disorder.


If a ruler of men wants to put an end to vice, he must examine the correspondence between form and name and look to see how what is said differs from what is done.
A ruler of men faces two possible misfortunes: if he employs the worthy, the ministers will use worthiness as a pretext to rob their ruler of his power, but if he promotes men recklessly, his affairs will be neglected, and he will not prevail.
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