Sima Qian


Sima Qian (145-90 BCE)

“To be wise only in knowledge but lack the resoluteness to act is to meet disaster in every undertaking.”

  • From a speech delivered by Kuai Tong in the Records of the Grand Historian (Shi Ji, 92) by Sima Qian. Translated by Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1993).

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