Posted by: P. K. | 22nd June, 2007

Quotes on “nation building”

『欲動天下者,當動天下之心,而徒在顯見之迹。動其心者,當具有大本源。』

-- 《致黎錦熙》、毛澤東、壹玖壹柒年捌月貳拾參日。

“For a newly formed people to understand wise principles of politics and to follow the basic rules of statecraft, the effect would have to become the cause; the social spirit which must be the product of social institutions would have to preside over the setting up of those institutions, men would have to have already become before the advent of law that which they become as a result of law.”

-- Jean-Jacques Rousseu, "The Social Contract": Book II, Chapter 7.

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