” If a ruler can get rid of private crookedness and promote the public law, his people will become secure, and his state will become well ordered. “


” If ministers forget their ruler and establish relationships with foreign powers in order to advance the interests of their confederates, there will be scant reason for subordinates to obey their superiors. “


” The object of rewards is to encourage, that of punishments, to prevent. If rewards are high, then what the ruler wants will be quickly effected, if punishments are heavy, what he does not want will be swiftly prevented. “


” 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 Will in picture


If a ruler can get rid of private crookedness and promote the public law, his people will become secure, and his state will become well ordered.
If ministers forget their ruler and establish relationships with foreign powers in order to advance the interests of their confederates, there will be scant reason for subordinates to obey their superiors.


The object of rewards is to encourage, that of punishments, to prevent. If rewards are high, then what the ruler wants will be quickly effected, if punishments are heavy, what he does not want will be swiftly prevented.
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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