Han Fei Tzu

Han Fei Tzu (c. 280-233 BCE)

“If law does not command respect, then all the ruler’s actions will be endangered. If penalties are not enforced, then evil will never be surmounted.”

  • From Han Fei Tzu’s Basic Writings (section 6, “On Having Standards), translated by Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1964).


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