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Translated by Huang Xueyuan Those who take the meat off the table teach people to be content. Those who enjoy tribute ask people to give of themselves. Those who are hungry describe to the hungry the great times to come. Those who led the empire to the abyss claimed that mortals were not up to the task of running a state. Those who take the meat off the table Translated by Huang Canran (from English translation) Those who take the meat off the table teach contentment. Those who receive tribute demand sacrifices. Those who are fed and drunk paint pictures of a better time to come to the hungry. Those who have led the country to the abyss say that ruling is too difficult for ordinary people to do.
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