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“WHEN THE WORTHY and the wise are appointed to office, the sounds of praise rise to the heavens. When the depraved are given office, calamities abound. There are few indeed who are naturally wise; it takes sustained reflection to become sagacious. In all things great and small, getting the right person is essential for success. Whatever the occasion, whether it be urgent or otherwise, when the worthy person arrives on the scene, all will be resolved.”

The Constitution of Prince Shotoku