The Book of Filial Duty, by Ivan Chen, , at sacred-texts.com
THE FILIAL DUTY OF AN EMPEROR
In order to prevent the people from treating their parents with cruelty, the Emperor first sets an example to them by showing a dear love to his mother; and in order to teach them not to treat their parents with rudeness, he first treats his parents with respect. Having loved and respected his own parents, his good conduct will influence the minds of his people, and his good example will be followed by them.
So it is written in the Fu Hsing 2: "When the Emperor has done a good act, millions will be benefited."
17:1 A section of the Canon of Poetry.
17:2 The 27th of the books of Chou in the Canon of History.