When offering favours,
Go from small ones to big ones;
If you go from big ones to small ones,
You will not be remembered for your kind bounty.
To establish your prestige,
Go from strictness to lenience;
If you go from lenience to strictness,
You will be complained about for your cruelty.
As enthusiastically as accumulating money
Will strengthen morality,
As profoundly as loving wives and children
Will promote filial duty.