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《後刑》

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1 後刑:
大夫曰:「古之君子,善善而惡惡。人君不畜惡民,農夫不畜無用之苗。無用之苗,苗之害也;無用之民,民之賊也。鉏一害而眾苗成,刑一惡而萬民悅。雖周公、孔子不能釋刑而用惡。家之有姐子,器皿不居,況姐民乎!民者敖於愛而聽刑。故刑所以正民,鉏所以別苗也。」

2 後刑:
賢良曰:「古者,篤教以導民,明辟以正刑。刑之於治,猶策之於御也。良工不能無策而御、有策而勿用。聖人假法以成教,教成而刑不施。故威厲而不殺,刑設而不犯。今廢其紀綱而不能張,壞其禮義而不能防。民陷於網,從而獵之以刑,是猶開其闌牢,發以毒矢也,不盡不止。曾子曰:『上失其道,民散久矣。如得其情,即哀矜而勿喜。』夫不傷民之不治,而伐己之能得姦,猶弋者睹鳥獸掛罻羅而喜也。今天下之被誅者,不必有管、蔡之邪、鄧皙之偽,恐苗盡而不別,民欺而不治也。孔子曰:『人而不仁,疾之已甚,亂也。』故民亂反之政,政亂反之身,身正而天下定。是以君子嘉善而矜不能,恩及刑人,德潤窮夫,施惠悅爾,行刑不樂也。」

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