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Repaying evil

或曰:「以德報怨,何如?」子曰:「何以報德?以直報怨,以德報德。」
Someone said: “What do you think of repaying evil with kindness?” Confucius said: “In that case how will you repay kindness? Better repay evil with justice, and kindness with kindness.”

“Repaying evil with kindness” (以德報怨) was a traditional saying. The point of Confucius’s reply to the question about it is that a leader should give the appropriate response to a particular type of behavior. Continue reading Repaying evil