Xun Zi: Philosophy quotes
Who doesn’t apply himself
to business, won’t achieve much success.
People like and
hate the same things. But there are much people that have desires
and there are too little things.
It is better to give people
the possibility to get a profit and only than to take away the part of
it than doesn’t give people a possibility to get a profit and only take
away the profit from the people.
It is asked: “How a state
should be governed?” I answer: “wise and talented people need to be put
in the forefront positions independent from their status and origins;
the lazy and unable people should be immediately removed from their
A ruler could be compared
with a boat and people cold be compared with a water. The water could
carry a boat, but it could also throw down this boat.