Sima Qian


Sima Qian (c. 145-90 BCE)

“Good advice is hard on the ears, but it profits the conduct just as good medicine, though bitter in the mouth, cures the sickness.”

  • From the Records of the Grand Historian (Shi Ji 55) by Sima Qian. Translated by Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1993).

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