Quotes of Deflection

“ The business of the people must not be neglected… The way of the people is this: If they have a certain livelihood, they will have a fixed heart. But if they do not have a certain livelihood, they will not have a fixed heart. And if they do not have a fixed heart, they will participate in any kind of self-abandonment, moral deflection, depravity, and wild license… ”

- Mencius

“ Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality. ”

- Kenneth Burke
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