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Han Feizi 韓非子

人主第五十二 Chapter 52: People and Rulers

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人主之所以亡者大臣左右所謂無法國柄便所謂擅權輕重二者不可不察之所以任重遠道所以天下諸侯威勢威勢人主大臣左右人主人主虎豹之所以勝人百獸爪牙使虎豹爪牙重者人主爪牙爪牙虎豹之類爪牙爪牙於田明知其事

法術不相容何以術士大臣不得不敢大臣左右權勢人主不然得勢左右朋黨疏遠法術進用人主不必勢不兩立法術得無退大臣左右合乎法術安能死亡之所以不治明主爵祿賢能祿能者大官安得得無清潔所以賢能不必人主有所不計不必人主有所不用不肖智者決策愚人賢士不肖人主

四肢王子比干夫差為人不忠不當不免死亡患者不肖今人用法不肖智能之所以


Chinese text: This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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