Analects 13.1

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Other Translations:

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.