The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
A leader is bestWhen people barely know he existsOf a good leader, who talks little,When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,They will say, We did this ourselves.
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
To lead people walk behind them.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, We did it ourselves.