The administration of government lies in getting proper men. Such men are to be got by means of the ruler's own character. That character is to be cultivated by his treading in the ways of duty. And the treading those ways of duty is to be cultivated by the cherishing of benevolence.
Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Mean (ed. Courier Corporation, 2013) - ISBN: 9780486122922