Zilu asked about governing.
The Master replied, “Precede the common people in accepting the burden of labor.”
When asked to elaborate, he added, “Do not slacken in your efforts.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
Zilu asked about government. The Master said, Do it by leading, and by rewarding.
Anything further, may I ask?
The Master said, Never be neglectful.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.