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Qin Shi Huang

I have collected all the writings of the Empire and burnt those which were of no use.

Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇. trans. Qin First Emperor) (259 BC – 210 BC) was the first Emperor of China and the foundation of Qin dynasty.

QuotesEdit

  • 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!
    • 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!
  • I have collected all the writings of the Empire and burnt those which were of no use.
    • As quoted in The Tyrants: 2500 Years of Absolute Power and Corruption (2006) by Clive Foss, p. 10, ISBN 1905204965

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