„When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.“

—  Confucio

Original: (zh_Hant) 邦有道貧且賤焉恥也,邦無道富且貴焉恥也。
Fonte: The Analects, Chapter VIII

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