顺无不行,果无不彻 – Chinese philosophy and culture

shùn wú bú háng, guǒ wú bú chè 顺无不行,果无不彻

When What You Say Is Justified, There Is Nothing You Cannot Accomplish. When You Act Decisively, You Will Succeed.

合理正当就不会行不通,果决敢行就不会做不成。“顺”指正当、合乎道义或顺应事理;“果”即果决,不犹豫;“彻”即通达,没有阻碍。此语精义在于强调言论正当、合乎道理或顺应事理,做事果决对于目标最终达成的意义,犹今人所谓尊重客观规律和发挥主观能动性的辩证统一。

What is justified and fair is bound to work; acting with determination is bound to succeed. This statement emphasizes that being on justified ground and acting decisively will enable one to ultimately achieve the goal, which is similar to the current view that people should both be self-motivated and respect objective laws.

引例 Citations:

◎顺无不行,果无不彻。犯顺不祥,伐果不克。(《国语·晋语六》)

([言辞]合理正当就不会行不通,[做事]果决敢行就不会做不到。冒犯合理正当的人是不吉祥的,攻打果决敢行的人是不会成功的。)

When what a man says is justified, there is nothing he cannot accomplish. When he acts decisively, he is sure to succeed. To offend someone who is on justified ground will do you no good. You will not succeed if you attack someone who acts decisively. (Discourses on Governance of the States)

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