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Mohism -> Mozi -> Book 1 -> Indulgence in Excess -> 6

Before the primitive people know how to make boats and carts
they could neither carry a heavy load
nor travel a great distance.
Thereupon the sage-king made boats and carts
便 to facilitate the people.
1The boats and carts were made durable and convenient
so that they would carry much and travel far.
Such an undertaking takes little wealth
but produces many benefits.
Naturally the people found it agreeable and convenient.
2 The people were not tired out and yet the ruler's needs were all supplied.
So, people were attracted to him.

1. 完 : Originally read: "全". Corrected by 吴毓江《墨子校注》
2. 上 : Originally read: "止". Corrected by 孙诒让《墨子闲诂》


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