If language is not correct,

then what is said is not what is meant;

 

if what is said is not what is meant,

then what ought to be remains undone;

 

if this remains undone,

morals and art deteriorate;

 

if morals and art deteriorate,

justice will go astray;

 

if justice goes astray,

the people will stand in helpless confusion.

 

Hence there must be no arbitrariness

in what is said.

---Confucius