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Ancient Classics -> Book of Poetry -> Greater odes of the kingdom -> Decade Of Sheng Min -> Ban -> 7.1

Good men are a fence;
The multitudes of the people are a wall;
Great States are screens;
Great Families are buttresses;
The cherishing of virtue secures repose;
The circle of [the king's] Relatives is a fortified wall.
We must not let the fortified wall get destroyed;
We must not let him solitary be consumed with terrors.

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