2014年9月5日星期五

“人主之大患,莫大乎好名” 古文学习 6&7

因为之前已经有1-5的贴,今天续起来:


6. 故亂國之主,務於廣地,而不務於仁義,務於高位,而不務於道德,是舍其所以存,而造其所以亡也。
(卷三十五 文子)

6. Hence, a ruler who can ruin a country will be a leader zealous about expanding his territory but unconcerned with his duty to advance benevolence. He is concerned with pursuing a position of great authority but does not care too much about promoting virtues. By doing this, he
has in fact given up all the conditions that can assure his country’s survival. Inevitably he will lead the country to a path of destruction.
(Scroll 35: Wen Zi)

7. 人主之大患,莫大乎好名。人主好名,則群臣知所要矣。(卷四十八 體論)

7. Nothing can do more harm to a leader than widespread knowledge of the fact that he craves adoration and popularity. Once a leader falls into the traps of wanting an inflated name for himself, his officials will know what he wants and conform to his wishes.
(Scroll 48: Ti Lun)

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