Mencius said, 'Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
'Good government does not lay hold of the people so much as good instructions.
'Good government is feared by the people, while good instructions are loved by them. Good government gets the people's wealth, while good instructions get their hearts.'~ James Legge translation via nothingistic.org ~
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