Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else.
Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
If Confucius wasn’t born, the long night would have no bright lamp.
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.
Without effective protection of the citizens’ right to property, it will be difficult to attract and accumulate valuable capital.
The people are the most important element in a nation; the spirits of the land and grain are the next; the sovereign is the least.
The root of the kingdom is in the state. The root of the state is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its head.