Chinese Political Philosophy

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A. A. Knopf, 1925 - 110 עמודים

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עמוד 71 - Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils, — no, nor the human race, as I believe, — and From The Dialogues of Plato, tr.
עמוד 41 - ... to be above the power of riches and honors to make dissipated, of poverty and mean condition to make swerve from principle, and of power and force to make bend — these characteristics constitute the great man.
עמוד 65 - Quite the contrary. People are not so easily got out of their old forms as some are apt to suggest. They are hardly to be prevailed with to amend the acknowledged faults in the frame they have been accustomed to.
עמוד 96 - Never has there been a case of the sovereign loving benevolence, and the people not loving righteousness. Never has there been a case where the people have loved righteousness, and the affairs of the sovereign have not been carried to completion. And never has there been a case where the wealth in such a State, collected in the treasuries and arsenals, did not continue in the sovereign's possession.
עמוד 70 - Were our master in the position of the prince of a State, or the' chief of a Family, we should find verified the description which has been given of a sage's rule : — He would plant the people, and forthwith they would be established ; he would lead them on, and forthwith they would follow him ; he would make them happy, and forthwith multitudes would resort to his dominions ; he would stimulate them, and forthwith they would be harmonious. While he lived, he would be glorious. When he died, he...
עמוד 97 - All who have the government of the kingdom with its States and families have nine standard rules to follow : — viz, the cultivation of their own characters ; the honoring of men of virtue and talents ; affection towards their relatives ; respect towards the great ministers ; kind and considerate treatment of the whole body of officers ; dealing with the mass of the people as children ; encouraging the resort of all classes of artisans ; indulgent treatment of men from a distance ; and the kindly...
עמוד 74 - Sir, in carrying on your government, why should you use killing at all ? Let your evinced desires be for what is good, and the people will be good.
עמוד 94 - Their hearts being rectified, their persons were cultivated. Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their states were rightly governed. Their states being rightly governed, the whole empire was made tranquil and happy. From the emperor down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything besides.
עמוד 97 - When he who presides over a State or a family makes his revenues his chief business, he must be under the influence of some small, mean man. He may consider this man to be good ; but when such a person is employed in the administration of a State or family, calamities from Heaven, and injuries from men, will...
עמוד 36 - The book first speaks of one principle; it next spreads this out, and embraces all things; finally, it returns and gathers them all up under the one principle.

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