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《忠諫章》

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1 忠諫章:
忠臣之事君也,莫先於諫。紏過正德,惟能諫之。下能言之,上能聽之,則王道光矣。上能聽,下不能言,則虛其聽。下能言,而上不能聽,則虛其言。言聽俱能,則君臣諫合,則其道光明也。諫於未形者,上也。先事而止,君違不聞。諫於已彰者,次也。出未及施,改之非後。諫於既行者,下也。行而能改,雖下猶愈。違而不諫,則非忠臣。從君所昏,是乃罪也。夫諫始於順辭,中於抗議,終於死節,以成君休,以寧社稷。順辭不從,犯顏抗議;抗議不從,則繼之以死。其能使君改過為美,社稷之安固也。《書》云:「木從繩則正,后從諫則聖。」繩直可以正木,臣忠可以正主也。

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