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So cl The Severe Code ofthe Legalist eh Legalism is a classical political philosophy propounded and practised in ancient China. It advocates a draconian legal code embodying a system of liberal reward and heavy penalty as the basis of government. Though Han Fei Zi was not the originator of its basic ideas, he was the ‘one who combined the ideas of earlier proponents, expanded and ‘organised them into 55 superbly argued essays. This collection of writing, which bears the same name as its author, represents the most complete set of thoughts in classical Chinese political philosophy. In Han Fei Zi, basic principles of legalism are forcefully argued and illustrated by reference to a myriad of historical anecdotes, many of Which have become well-known Chinese parables, Now ‘these fascinating anecdotes are retold and interpreted in the Unique style of popular Taiwanese cartoonist Téai Chih Chung. ASIAPAC I wwewadiapa, 9 Masg7i, TSAI CHIH CHUNG SAYINGS OF ba2 re Code of the Legalist A An Aslapac Publication ASIAPAC COMIC SERIES THE SAYINGS OF © HAN FEI ZI ¢ The Severe Code of the Legalist arausnated Dy auan Chong ASIAPAC ¢ SINGAPORE ) \ Publisher y ASIAPACBOOKSPTELTD 996 Bendemeer Road #06-08/09 Singapore 339944 Tel: (65)3928455 Fax:(65)3926455 Email apacbks@singnet.com.sg Visit us at our Internet home page -worw.asiapacbooks.com First published April 1991 Reprinted May 1993, November 1999 © 1991 ASIAPACBOOKS, SINGAPORE ISBN9971-985-57-8 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored ina retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, elec- tronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. Under no circumstances shall it be rented, resold or redistributed. If this copy is defective, kindly exchange it at the above address. Cover design by Illusion Creative Studio ‘Typeset by Pongrass Asia Publishing System Printed in Singapore by Loi Printing Pte Ltd Publisher’s Note Legalism is aclassical political philosophy propounded and practised in ancient China. It advocates a draconian legal code embodying a system of liberal reward and heavy penalty as the basis of government. Today, through Tsai Chih Chung’s creative illustrations, Asiapac Comic Series proudly presents you with The Sayings of Han Fei Zi. Itrepresents the most complete set of thoughts inclassical philosophy. Basic principles of legalism are forcefully argued and illustrated by reference to a myriad of historical anecdotes, many of which have become well-known Chinese parables. ‘We feel honoured to have the popular cartoonist Tsai Chih Chung’s permission to the translation right to his best selling comics. We ‘would also like to thank the translator and typesetter for putting in their best effort in the production of this series. Asiapac’s new corporate identity design ‘The Asiapac Books corporate symbol has its original inspira- QD tion from the Chinese character for Asia. The central globe symbolizes the international market for which we publish and distribute books, thereby helping to bridge the East and the West. The open book resembling soaring wings represents Asiapac, ever dynamic and innovative, aiming to communicate with modern socicty through the printed page, The green colour expresses Asiapac’s commitment to go “green for life”. ei ee ‘Comics on Chinese Philosophy by Tsai Chih Chung 1 Sayings of Confucius 2 Wisdom of Confucius 3 Sayings of Mencius 4 Sayings of LaoZi Bk 1 s ‘Sayings of Lao Zi Bk 2 © Sayings of Zhuang ZiBK 1 7 Sayings of Zhuang Zi Bk 2 8 Bookof Zen 9 Origins of Zen 10 Roots of Wisdom 11 Sayings of Han Fei Zi 12 Sayings ofLie Zi 13 Ilstrated Heart Sutra 14 Sayings of Buddha 15 Ilustrated Dharma Sutra 16 The Artof War 17. Records ofthe Historian Hilarious Interpretations of Chinese Classies by Tsai Chih Chung 18 Journey to the West Bk | 19 Journey to the West Bk 2 2% Sequel to Journey to the West Bk 1 21 Sequel to Journey to the West Bk 2 Sequel to Joumey to the West Bk 3 Sequel to Journey to the West Bk 4 Romance of the Three Kingdoms ‘Outlaws of the Marsh Madam White Snake Stories of Ghosts, Fox Fairies & the Supematural Shaolin Temple Strange Tales of Liaozhai Fantasies ofthe Six Dynasties ‘New Account of World Tales BURR All-Round Series illustrated by Tsai Chih Chung 32 Prospect: Mapping Out Your Future 3B Success with Wealth & Joy 34 Be A Cat: Declaration ofthe New Millennium 35 Be A Winner: Get Going and Enjoy Life's Victories! 36 Leadership: Perspective from Sunzi's Art of War About the Editor/Illustrator ‘Tsai Chih Chung was born in 1948 in Chang Hwa County of Taiwan. He begun drawing cartoon strips at the age of 17. He worked as Art Director for Kuang Chi Programme Service in 1971. He founded the Far East Animation Production Company and the Dragon Cartoon Production Company in 1976, where he produced two cartoon films entitled Old Master Q and Shao Lin Temple. Tsai Chih Chung first got his four-box comics published in newspapers and magazines in 1983. His funny comic characters such as Drunken Swordsman, Fat Dragon, One-eyed Marshal andthe Bold Supersleuth have been serialized in newspapers in Singapore, Malay- sia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, and the United States. He was voted one of the Ten Outstanding Young People in Taiwan in 1985. He has received wide acclaim from the media and the academic circle in Taiwan. ‘The comic book Sayings of Zhuang Zi, published in 1986, was a milestone in Tsai’s career. Within two years, Zhuang Zi went into ‘more than 72 reprints in Taiwan and 15 in Hong Kong and has to date Sold over one million copies. In 1987, Tsai Chih Chung published Sayings of Lao Zi, Sayings of Confucius and two books based on Zen. Since then, he has published more than 20titles, out of which 10 are about ancient Chinese thinkers and the rest based on historical and literary classics. All these books topped the best sellers’ list at one time or another. They have been translated into other languages such as Japanese, Korean, Thai, French and Indonesian. Asiapac is the publisher for the English version of these comics. ‘Tsai Chih Chung can definitely be considered a pioneer in the art of visualizing Chinese literature and philosophy by way of comics. Introduction Little is known about the early life of Han Fei Zi apart from the fact that he was a prince remotely in line to the throne of the Han State, of the seven states of the Warring States Era (475-221 BC). His name wes actually Han Fei. The last character “Zi”, an ancient honorific for men, was included in his name for the same reason that it appears in, for example, Kong Zi, for Confucius. Born in about 280 BC with a speech defect, Han Fei Zi was a keen scholar with a penchant for penology, law and statecraft. At the age of about 20, he ‘went to the Chu state to study under Xun Qing, a renowned philoso- pher and thinker regarded as the Aristotle of China. ‘Xun Qing was aproponent ofthe view that manis by nature wicked and self-seeking, and control by means of moral education is needed to guide him on the path of proper conduct. It was from this school of thought that Han Feiderived his conclusion that manis intrinsically wicked but amenable tothe rule of law. This conclusion was to be the comerstone of his legalistic political philosophy. Among Han Fei’s classmates was Li Si, a native of Chu. The two ‘men had little to do with each other until they met again in the court of the Qin state later. Backhome, Han Fei was foiled repeatedly in his attempts to get his father to accept his proposals for saving his native Han, which was weak and constantly threatened by Qin, its powerful neighbour. Frustrated, he channelled his energy to writing. His thoughts were crystallized in 54 essays which are collectively known as Han Fei Zi, in his honour. This collection of essays is the ‘most complete set of thoughts in classical Chinese political science. In 234 BC, Han Fei was despatched as a goodwill envoy to Qin where his political views were held in high esteem by its ruler. Unfortunately, the Qin ruler’s admiration for Han Fei was seen by Li ‘Si — Han’s former classmate — as a threat to his flourishing political career in the Qin Court. Li, conspiring with Yao Jia, a political strategist, convinced the Qin rulerthat the brilliant Han ei, if allowed to return home, would be a potential threat to Qin. Han was detained and forced to take poison in 233 BC. Han Fei’s legalist philosophy embodies the three main elements of fa, the law; shu, the art of control; and shi, power. At the heart of legalism lies the institution of a draconian legal code. The strategy in , 23) (Ses ‘oo Pog King fn (Han Fei Zi6indooa 25] 26 had a | 2 genius. rraer ‘wat apy that such ‘talented person {Gin vanquished Han three years after Han Fe! Zs death and wert on to uty Chinain 221 BC. The King of Qin procaimed himset Shi Huang Di or {ne fst emporor of China, g—_—— HHH The Philosophy of Han Fei Zi Sg. | crown-kooper, \ your auty"So bc of you deserve) 7 ‘Once, Marquis Zhao of Han was, punisament. The ligor Gan menace poosle and ‘arimals because It has sharp fangs ‘and claws. AAs @ ploy. he marred his of Tm thinking of launching a mil ‘campaign, z One day, he asked ‘Your dad realy cares for me. ‘an afford 3 relax now. | | vassal invari ‘meets with uns his kingdom. Knowing the truths not, sitet: knowing how to appropriately thereater which ! t Ati Z 4 Ve Wit H i A section ofthe enclosing wall ‘tarichman in Song i i t ‘Weng Liang a ski ver, loved his horses, Wang Liang loved his animals because he wanted thor to run fast. ‘Gou Jian loved his subjects because ne wanted them to fight gallantly in wa. ‘Vanquished, King Gou Jian in sh was wored when King 1 Of ue served King Fu Cha wae ‘ot Shang made chops of (OF Wu, heralding the way for Inory ‘And het net wear short ‘hemp clothes and dine Ina thatched house But “This paved the way for nis son, King 1) Wu, to destioy King Zhou at Muye ‘eventual Such a time wil come, Such a ina pie of King Zhuang of Chu for tree years ator 1 ascending the throne dds issue any ‘doctoe nor actively conduct the state afore SS Commissioner of the wy said Though ithaset flown, once t takes tothe air, et soar high up inio the sky, though i hasnt sung, once itstars singing, itt amaze the worl. 3 You regard he jade stone as a veasure but | regars the refusal to accept tas troasur aN f S 28 20 King Xing of Znao learned svi from Wang Liang, ‘Soon, they had a race. Tee times Xiang changed his horses but thrice he lagged boning Wang lis troops invaded and conquered the states of i and sin ‘Song, where he called 2 conference af the feudal lords, he attained hegemony mind wont out of stop withthe | strides ofthe horses, thats why | \ ‘ou lot. Y ae Baie (a Next, King Zhou sent Fe Zhong, an unworthy man, and King Wen acceded ta hie request. a pf A TNS He Going out and seeing the ‘ich and noble, | ejaced in their pleasures, to, Iwas thin “Yue Yang ate fis son's Rosh for my sake. Lote fish and Rain “Phongsnan sy Marquis Wen duly rewarded ‘Yuo upon his return ater destroying Zhongshan but began fo doubt his sincerity |The dam followed closely and cried pitiful. Deeply touched, Gin released the fawn, On anotner occasion, they were extremely thirsty because they could find any water inte forest ne ©) Riya) some premier refrained from Invosucing fucus tothe King of Song, {A couple of Lu wanted to emigrate to ‘Yue. The man wae a skitul ‘sandal maker and his wie, a good weaver of gloss, a material for headgear. ‘A.man of Wel advises tis daughter onthe eve of her mamiage ‘Accordingly, she accumulated her own savings secret But her motherin-taw came to ‘know aboutit and finaly sent 120 Bocuse he Yoo her pecking for ber oop go bae-ooted sov-eeki ‘nd too devas vs Se ing the right thing at the fight 3 ae | he ‘Duke Mu of Lu wanted his ‘When Hou i, a legendary crack A drowning child wont be ‘shot, got ready 10 shoot ‘saved by good swimmers from Yue because they ate {oo tar away, Even vistors from as far as Yue woul scramble for an opportunity to holdup the target for him, However, when a young boy tried shooting an arrow, even his loving mother would keep 2 wide berth, usage counts, ‘The best help isatimely heb } 3a matir of tte / Finding the situation unbearable, he wanted to sels property and move away. reighbour ‘Aman had a crvel and flereo re TS ‘Aman s tightened at he sight ofa snake; woman's hat stands on end athe sight of caterplar. H An col sembles a snake and @ tikworm, a eaterpilar But the BR fshermanis arab an ee. Fim afta hs day of reckoning only after he has killed me! he “ae 1 : Lice Fighting Over a Pig ‘what are you quarreling 2 This lice wore deputing with one another on 8 9g. 7 {3 possibe rom the ‘imal ac ‘As Itgrew thinner and “inna, owner decided to spare it Sc Se ora Brees ‘sculpture, its best to start by making the nose bigger and the ‘eyes smaller. ‘pina totaly | \ “hopeless © | situation \Wang Shou, a load of books on his back, mot Xu Feng, a recuse Books are born of marie wisdom ‘Thetelore, a wise man never sticks othe letters of books, ‘Why, then, are you lugging so, books many “Thereupon, Wang Shou burned ahs books and danced with joy a is enlightenment. i Bole taught hose be dated o pick uportat thoroughbred ‘Dong Anu a magistrate of Upper Land ies. canleiper Dink ofa deep gorge on tour the law is made severe and ‘commiting an offences a {otal 95 walking int this gorge, than no one wil dare volte I. Peace and ord wil preva Lishui, a gok-ich region in southern Chu, atractes ‘many ilegal miners But the illegal mining ety continua z z Many were cauot BS torvioaing re the law wil deter | ‘people from taking chances in ‘he hope of escaping punishment Tn preparation fora war of revenge against Wu, the King of ‘Yue wantod to test the effeacy fis training of his peosle. ‘Dong! Dong! Dong! He set fre to 2 ‘ower and beat the crum, ‘Thereupon, the people rushed fo put out he fre because there was a reward for fresighting._ 2 fire thon the law maybe ‘used to a greater i ‘Seeing an angry ‘the Kir Saluting cecum ene ; the: ee In play, children would take soft torts cooked feo mudy war 5 arup and plocen f wooe ee mont Later inte year, a brave man cut off hie own hed to be presented to the King. Excessive |' Compassion Ruins the Law| i Just Making Up the King Xuan of Qi loved the yu instrument i Numborin KX Beet eure ia an of Ensemble Law : ! ee A mmc Tebntcaaerets 1” |. Mn emensed he trey antie wo epee eareeesie .... am ‘keeping red = a nd Good os : x Cs ss ‘ 7 + 7rrcennte da eng toro (cae Rowe tose he Soler "who ein bats and so be rewarded as jeties in combat. ‘Those who dont {ako partin Cana in We ‘every man to ‘shoot Wel The i ot Five Gods an mote ey Why os You Majesty make, ang to eth, Nature of Water "and Fire z FFow are burnt by fre though appears. An altar was setup on the riverbank and te [Ax the some time a big sn was seen ‘swimming by over sting [someone But many are drowned in water though i sppears mild, ‘You must set the Taw vi Ugh and severe so that) pone wil own because of Ss? | wouldn't have got into such woubie it Ts folowod the \\. advice of the late \ rae semen, ‘Acouple in Wei was. fee The Crown Prince Is ‘The King of Zheng asked 2neng Zhao: ray torso re? "Why do you say so when you. know he has ready been aed? t 7 Tes tus hate — installed. But our ican ter (x > tops. Any time one of the beloved may give bth o son and your Majesty ove him, oo ‘Thi, apt the fro ’ ‘enough to fate ‘not to bum the hie, Ugo ne ity ich hand interrogation! pays to pees wy tel-talo signin | from acre | ithe greatest Sa Sa eee tare apes a legendary sword ‘The King of Chu had a favourte concubine ‘named Znong Xiu Pebbles inthe Bath Be sure to cover your mouth when 2 Lotme see, ‘heres a patch here ‘Those who ‘uphold tho words of former kings without regard for the need ofthe present age are tka Bu Z's wl ‘Aman ot Wei know that the king of Yan hada paselon for al things Small and exquisite tan carve amonkoy atthe tipof bramble ‘rom, Your 3 Ran of great skit like you deserves a fit of 30 square I" When can | se0 your ‘monkey carving? / Your Majesty must rst ‘abstain from the harem and ftom meat and wine fr halt yen rain stops and the ‘sun shines again, | Your Majesty wil | be able to see tho | re eam Gearon io > i¢ T make carving knives, Your \ a blacksmith from Majesty. The object being’ | Zheng know of carved mustbe Bigger than _|grena knew of ‘he carving knife, The to ofa |e mate ‘ramble thom cart even © / said to the King {ake the Blade ofa fate, how | of Yan: can itbe carves ina ‘anything? So the king continued to rovide fo this man but never {otto see the monkey carving 4s the objective of "taking counsel apt to be dolused by spurious talks of roving satgiss The ‘Shape of Water Q ‘Analog ike a receptacle, and the people, the ‘water init Confucius sai: | volence ‘The masses: ehaviour The Bene- pico Fotteocsness «Jf 7 ‘Your Majesty dosent | © Shut p and get ‘back to your postion] aban On betrothed his daughter to Zhong Er, @ Prnee of vin ‘Sho was sent off wth 70 beautifully crossed maids. gat (,) se ec : 3 i (On ara, the Prince ‘ of din loved the maids and gave the bride cold shoulders. e7' S Wooden Kite and Cross Bar He can fashion a crose-bar win a short Teng of wood in ess ‘han hal a day. * Aman in the capital of Chu was wating a letter to the premisr of Yan. As It was di, he ‘asked his attendant to hold the candle higher. 'So sayin, the man unconscious included the words “raise the cana in ‘he lator ‘But the eross-bar can, take aad of 30 dan" ‘and last a1ong ime, whereas the wooden Kite made in vireo yoars flow only fora day. “dan = 45 kg A White Horse is oy) aHorse After All ‘Accordingly, Yan utlised its capable people erally and became a meanings of words| ftom ancient books, "There's aot ot quessing and their Interpretations may be the ue meanings ofthe ‘orginal words, / a 1Ohe day, ho camo to a chockpoint riding a white Tara But awhte ors narseisrot} | ponte a norset poe oa 7 | } al ‘arguments no match for facts. A champion lalectcan can’ take advantage of even a minox checkpoint guard when contorted wath facts, oe A Diffident Governor of Shanfu ——_— ‘You Fvo visited Mi Bilan, the governor ‘of Shantu [Hs Majesty appointed Jme governor of Shanty lsesate my unworthiness. Work's heavy and pressing land tm worried. Thats tal, shane layed th toe End eang the South Wind Poor yet he ‘aan was wel governed Now, youre worted ‘goverring a tiny piace the ‘Shantu, what Hyoue 10 ‘resourceful ruler can relax ‘on the throne while everything goes smoothy but an unpricont ane may ‘exhaust himeel yet be ‘unable to govern wal —j—— a legendary virtuous ruler Song man, Qu Gu, called on Tian Zhong, ‘recluse in a A gourd is valuable Insofar as it serves as recoptace, Is sold inside, cant be uses ‘36a vessel You'e right, master Its useless, i aiscard {or your ivelfiood. Ths ‘our i agit for you Tt as hard as stone land used as a late Of what use wil tbe ; ~;* 1an spent three years painting a oe Dy dmammerra iar” ° Whip Looks t° | ptesso bul! a wal 20 foot herwnmanogttoat | erahea| nehammanoaes, | peaoeeet Whenthe sunrises. // \ The painting Was indood ‘done with (great shi. But from te uty \ the same as \ “an orenary The Gem Box That's Better Than the ‘Aman ot Ghu was sling pearls in 9. ‘Come, one al / The ts, (evs Sone: ten [upstage te principal Buying A Taste of ‘One's Own |%s Medicine Shoes for Measurements \ see. in future, no ‘mare request from ‘anybody. ‘One day, Shen Buhal requested ‘Marquis Zhao to appoint his elder court to an oficial post. £7] foot betore sting oft "A man of Zheng took measurements of his 2 to buy apaiof shoes. In a hurry he forgot to take along the measurements 3 Ss ‘0 oF go against ane previous advice and say mag avant yourroqueet?) / i pe ‘Allmen should \\ be equal betore the fa Enforcing the Taw strictly without favour \ witensure ts \ ge success. 8y the time he returned to the market page, the shoe-vendor had gone, Ghosts are ‘Dae and horses are famar sg The on rxcures ae therefore most cic (Sp i | raw. ghosts ave shapetes. ‘Since no one on to a oe ce Cane (ee fo aa i uty, Because fhe lusory and the 7 ‘Shao ‘Shao Shizhou, 8 burly Shizhou | _ bodyousrd of King Xin of the Honest Strongman Gongsun Yi, premier of Lu: loved to ea fish 5: acer oma (Mac fa oe lie t'so men?) rotten ake 5 If refused, fd not be dismisses and | T serve with my physical strength. Now hat XO) \ could says buy is proven tobe stronger nan me, people wil ) fish mysolt ‘Qossip fF don't recommend him to you.” A Divorce of Public and Private ‘znongmou is trategicall) Wha | ‘should | sen? “he Private feuds Who should fit ( seul be tren eatet ea Zrenghi? from offal ‘atirs. — ge erro, insisting on following his mother tothe market. Zheng Ziwas about 7 Hel never tust you again if you deceive him. How then do you expect teach him In future? ‘Thereupon, he slaughtared the ‘The sovereign must be tue 1 his ‘words on reward and punishment of he wouldn't be able to enfores the law i {Guan Zhong was held and being escorted Irom Lu t9 Gl iS Ze se Hu recommended his ‘enemy to King Jian of ‘nao for premiership, spitality, o the extent of serving him food on his the worthy into service, ommend the mertorous. ia would you requ me fb luck you survived) re taken into service by the king eo) back ni? titerng utight words. ‘Guan Zhong spoke fertvighty and incurred he 1S displeasure cl the chiet Sr us isa separate issue Tahave gone against my principle not to recommend you on ‘account of out recommended you Premiership because youre Reasoning ‘along the ine ae | The Crown Prince is Not Above the Law ing Zhuang of Chu ‘summoned the ‘own prince for an Urgent meeting ‘This guard has acted without fear of favour Uphoising the aw. Ho's 4 ‘an excllent offic —— “The guard was fortnith gion ‘double promotion. Wu ai Renounces His Wife Wit you weave ‘i otherwise I not ‘work. Criterion fora ‘Awine-sller in Song was ‘wondering why his business Thats i. Your prospective have all been \ soared away bythe dog, Qi Ruler Xue Gong was the premier of Giiwhan the Guoen died. Ten The King Zhao of Wet conaitnes wore nto kings Principle of 1 the King, want to actas sjudge z So, this isthe most favoured 25 fonsatition, {and thoses\ tobe deed But he dozed off aftr reading ‘a dozen pages. The Art of Running a State No " Zao Fu was such a Sharing eraummate der that he of Power ould Randle hows at wi with Ministers Zao Fu, a consummate ‘ver, examined the bride and held the whi. are ees eer, wero Ronen onal Sete ee secrete a ‘can stay atease shaken by the pig. Ty Powers. those ore ree! ae or Profit's an Unreliable Means of Motivation \Wang Liang, another skifu driver, could drive horses witout reins and a whip. His secret was fo dive the arimals wards places with ACart with Two Drivers. However, the horses would not respond io his commands when they passed by a vegetable ‘arden the fodser and ‘water had ‘become, unattractive, but because the horses were istracied by_| the sh” | eof both were asked todrivea can simultaneously in separate Tan Lian and Cheng ao wore maestros on the lito, "Tian played the upper notes and Chong played the lower notes simultaneously, ‘the result could not be any, tune at all, 7 Incompatibility | ty tarmore at i Mountain encroached on one another's land. Thereupon, Shun went there and thes among them. A year later, there wore no move Gases of encroachment The fahermen iving by a iver Bank lsputed overhang teary. Thereupon Sit wont ero a fehed anor ten ‘hey made concessions to ‘Why da Contac regard Yao.a sage? A sage of the throne was supposed to aT The pots inthe remato eastern enna. land made very por earthen etn toed 2 that he poe Thereupon, Shun went tere and \ would folow his example and made earthenware among tem Ta temestes bad ‘A year later, the quality of habits. Hence the tra earherware ere ‘ang ht cages wp, one by mara In that ease, why was Shun needed'to exert his) ‘moralintuence? fone iauds the vitue of Shun’ ‘one's to nagate the enghterment of Yao: one considers Yao asain man, ‘one's to negate the mor teaching of Shun. Both are incompatible. * ‘indeed Shun was needed to save the soley trom decadence, Yao must have been imperect * legendary virtuous kings Zi Chan 7 While passing Cagis ees ah => wings to a tiger, ms | ee ihe 1K Wings ‘and devour them. + Tne, My \ 3 Lord, | ‘srangled my husband, Xia and St ‘he and Zhou, 'yrannical kings ofthe hang ‘dynasties, were able to induge in extreme lavishes anc the crust of tortures, a they were mere commoners, they would hhave beon found guity and executed for offending the law Before they could comm any m ‘Aman of Chu was peddling spears hay rast yous uestion?/ Wyse 0 penetra, ‘ot ‘solid that nothing ‘can penetrate them. No no, it can, of course. isnecessary ‘There's an ancient saying: "Governing i ke washing one's hair. The hair drope but washing However, on account of ‘pain and bitlomess one refrains trom opening a boll ‘and taking medicine, then ‘one's nesses cart be the loss of hair talons ante moan onc | "amads sSprtcc Tripping Over an Ant Hill ‘There's an anciont saying: “One doesnt ‘stumble nto a mountain but tips aver ant hi 2 If punishment \ its because ne thot sores mmountanis 88 people wil tie | ied \ Solow thy easly seen A itesiminale go cote cas State eet peer il iake =e FO [lose overlooked. ae Tolfendors were pul to deat under such croumstances. # would ‘amount to seting @ {rap for peopl, Y 118 na Peat te | "Scores seeralte sae | einai pecs satis \ "rian amet 2 way, tt harms 2 becole Waiting Long ‘Afermer in Song was Sleeves are of Good for Daneing ‘ling thelr singe attempt at pottca reform filed. 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