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    An Ancient Chinese Saying?

    Hello Everyone,

    Can you correct the following according to my translated?

    The following is translated from a proverb made by Yanzi, a prominent ancient politician and ideologist in Qi dynasty, known for his eloquence and diplomatic skills!

    The original:

    晏闻古之贤君,饱而知人之饥,温而知人之寒,逸而知人之劳。今君不知也。

    My translated:

    I heard a wise ancient emperor , when enjoying a pleasant life, always remembered the ordinary who , without enough necessity, had to work hard. However, your majesty didn’t.

    Background: Yanzi made the remark when he tried to persuade the king that he should think more of its people to maintain a smooth control of his state.

    Regards

    Sky
    Last edited by sky753; 08-Sep-2008 at 01:20.

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    Re: An Ancient Chinese Saying?

    A wise emperor who enjoys a pleasant life always remembers the hard work of the ordinary.

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    Re: An Ancient Chinese Saying?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    A wise emperor who enjoys a pleasant life always remembers the hard work of the ordinary.
    MANY THANKS!

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