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蘇洵集   By: (1009-1066)

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"Sū​Xún​ Jí" (蘇洵集) is a captivating collection of essays and poems by Xun Su that delve into the complexities of human emotions, relationships, and society. The author's profound insights and thought-provoking reflections on life and the human experience make this book a compelling read.

Xun Su's writing is both lyrical and philosophical, offering readers a deeper understanding of the world around them. The themes explored in the collection range from love and loss to ambition and greed, providing a wide-ranging exploration of the human condition.

What sets "Sū​Xún​ Jí" apart is the author's ability to connect with readers on a personal level, offering wisdom and comfort through his words. His poetic language and poignant observations create a sense of intimacy that draws readers in and encourages self-reflection.

Overall, "Sū​Xún​ Jí" is a mesmerizing collection that will resonate with readers who appreciate beautiful prose and insightful reflections on life. Xun Su's work is a testament to the power of words and their ability to touch the hearts and minds of those who read them.

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  【審勢】   治天下者定所尚,所尚一定,至於萬千年而不變,使民之耳目純於一,而子孫有所守,易以為治。故三代聖人其後世遠者至七八百年。夫豈惟其民之不忘其功以至於是,益其子孫得其祖宗之法而為據依,可以永久。夏之尚忠,商之尚質,周之尚文,視天下之所宜尚而固執之,以此而始,以此而終,不朝文而暮質以自潰亂。故聖人者出,必先定一代之所尚。周之世,蓋有周公為之制禮,而天下遂尚文。後世有賈誼者說漢文帝,亦欲先定制度,而其說不果用。今者天下幸方治安,子孫萬世,帝王之計,不可不預定於此時。然萬世帝王之計,常先定所尚,使其子孫可以安坐而守其舊。至於政弊,然後變其小節,而其大體卒不可革易。故享世長遠而民不苟簡。   今也考之於朝野之間,以觀國家之所尚者,而愚猶有惑也。何則?天下之勢有強弱,聖人審其勢而應之以權。勢強矣,強甚而不已則折;勢弱矣,弱甚而不已則屈。聖人權之,而使其甚不至於折與屈者,威與惠也。夫強甚者威竭而不振,弱甚者惠褻而下不以為德。故... Continue reading book >>

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