|(I guess Lang Zi had a lot to say in life, and on a lot of mundane topics as well...)|
Lang Zi (c. 2000 BCE) was a philosopher from Zheng Fa who is known for his "philosophy of detainment". His teachings mainly revolve around catching criminals in a militaristic fashion. The Interpol agent Shi-Long Lang is a descendant of Lang Zi.
Shi-Long Lang is the source of almost all known Lang Zi quotes.
Lang Zi says:
- "Every pack has its own rules."
- "The pack that runs together, stays together."
- "A cub who disrespects others soon feels the disciplinary bite of an elder."
- "The passage of time is but a fleeting moment."
- "On truth’s path, the word 'probability' does not exist."
- "The timid never reach the land of Truth."
- "Reject not those who seek the truth."
- "A wolf who aims to hunt for two rabbits at once..."
- "Until the root of the tongue dries, one never knows the whole truth."
- "... Just go already!"
- "......That's top secret."* (said by the MIB)
- "There is no value in trusting those who bear this mark."
- "Only cooperate with those you can trust."
- "Inevitably, all who have evil in their hearts find themselves in Hell."
- "One should always know one's place in life."
- "Little cubs, never do they know the real fury of the Elder wolves."
- "Those who hold a sword hold an equally strong will."
- "Those with a shield on their back deflect all enemies behind them."
- "All men are brothers. And all friends become family."
- "The truth lies not at the exit, but rather, shines outside the maze itself."
- "Confidence is like a soul, and words without confidence are but empty shells."
- "Don't object and call a success what is beyond reasonability."
- "Items that become evidence should never have any part overlooked."
- "Before aiming for the throat, chew the neck shield off first."
- "Search where the water is deepest."
- "People judge people because people are people."
- "Successful investigations are the result of multiple returns to a crime scene."
- "Ferocious love blooms with each new Spring."
- "Thoroughly bite the poisonous snake from head to tail."
- "True friends are bosom friends."
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- "First come, first suspected."
- "The wolf is mightier than the crow."
- "The wrath of a wolf lasts a hundred years."
- "The end of the trial is not always the end of the case."
- "The darkness inside a criminal's heart can be likened to a monster."
- "No matter how young the cub, never pity an ungrateful pup."
- "Evidence doesn't speak!"
- "A schemer drowns in his own schemes."
- "Láng zǐ" (狼子) literally means "Son of the Wolf" in Chinese. His name may also have been inspired by that of Laozi, a mystic philosopher of ancient China and author of the Tao Te Ching, in which case "Lang Zi" may be an honorific title meaning "Wolf Master", as "Laozi" literally means "Old Master".