其身不正,虽令不从

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Analects of Confucius

Proverb[edit]

其身不正虽令不从 (simplified, Pinyin qí shēn bù zhèng, suí lìng bù cóng, traditional 其身不正,雖令不從)

  1. If the ruler is not upright, even though he orders people to do something they will not comply.

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