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Guanzi 《管子》

正世第四十七 Chapter 47: Proper Succession

  調天下國政事務民俗得失所在然後從事可行萬民國家不安使修道誅殺使令不能不能勞苦不足輕罪如此不變萬民今人百姓使令不勝不止不勝不止為人所謂法立法立群臣奉法守職百官萬民足以使足以然後所謂明君非一不必相反隨時不可不可聖人不利不利使盡力不止是故不足刑罰不足然後然後然後然後盜賊不勝不止天下萬民憂患不安不安莫大莫大五帝所以成功後世以為天下不必罪過淫亂便邪僻愛人合於二者不可盜賊不勝良民法禁姦邪故事急於所以不得不得難行不可聖人人事人民夫君道立道立然後心服不可禮義文教不可


Chinese text: This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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