First things first

Wise leaders put the interests of their people first and treat them all with equal respect. By showing trust and confidence in their people and not trying to impose their own agenda on them, they create an open environment in which everyone will thrive.     

「聖人常無心,以百姓心為心。善者吾善之,不善者吾亦善之,德善。信者吾信之,不信者吾亦信之,德信。聖人在天下,歙歙為天下渾其心。百姓皆注其耳目,聖人皆孩之。」
The wise have no ego;
They take the mind of the people as their own.
They are kind to the kind;
They are also kind to the unkind;
Virtue is kindness.
They are faithful to the faithful.
They are also faithful to the unfaithful.
Virtue is faithful.
When the wise govern the world,
They put aside their personal desires,
To help everyone return to their natural state of simplicity.
When the people turn their ears and eyes towards the wise,
They care for them like their own children.

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