Sunday, June 1, 2014

A heuristic from Xunzi

Xunzi replied, "In knowledge, nothing is more important than discarding what is doubtful in action, nothing is more important than avoiding mistakes; in undertakings, nothing is more important than to be without regret. Only make sure that you will not regret the undertaking, and then you need not worry about whether it will be successful or not.

From: Watson, Burton (1963). Hsün Tzu: Basic Writings. New York: Columbia University Press.