Qin Shi Huang

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
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Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇. trans. Qin First Emperor) (260 BC - 210 BC) was the first Emperor of China and the foundation of Qin dynasty.

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  • 天下共苦戰鬥不休,以有侯王。賴宗廟,天下初定,又復立國,是樹兵也,而求其寧息,豈不難哉!
    • Translation: "The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings. A reliance on ancestral temples initially brought stability, but the revival of states results in the spread of soldiers. Doing so will never bring about stability!"
    • Source: Records of the Grand Historian, by Sima Qian
    • Note: This is Qin Shi Huang's criticism of why the ruling techniques of the past were simply a vicious cycle.
  • To have a great peace, the state must be united.The King do what it must to fulfill his responsible as a king.[citation needed]

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