Qin Shi Huang Quotes (2 quotes)
“I have collected all the writings of the Empire and burnt those which were of no use.”
―Qin Shi Huang
As quoted in The Tyrants: 2500 Years of Absolute Power and Corruption (2006) by Clive Foss, p. 10, ISBN 1905204965
“The children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize over their teachers.”
Probably apocryphal. May have been originated from the comedy The Clouds by Aristophanes
As quoted in Animated Architecture (1982) by Derek Walker
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsQin Shi Huang
Bio: Qín Shǐ Huáng was the king of the Chinese State of Qin from 246 BC to 221 BC, during the Warring States Period. He became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. He ruled until his death in 210 BC at the age of 49.