七十五

民之飢,
以其上食稅之多,
是以飢。
民之難治,
以其上之有為,
是以難治 。
民之輕死,
以其上求生之厚,
是以輕死。
夫唯無以生為者,
是賢于貴生 。

qī shí wŭ

mín zhī jī
yĭ qí shàng shí shuì zhī duō
shì yĭ jī
mín zhī nán zhì
yĭ qí shàng zhī yŏu wéi
shì yĭ nán zhì
mín zhī qīng sĭ
yĭ qí shàng qiú shēng zhī hòu
shì yĭ qīng sĭ
fū wéi wú yĭ shēng wéi zhĕ
shì xián yú guì shēng

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When taxes are too high,
people go hungry.
When the government is too intrusive,
people lose their spirit.

Act for the people's benefit.
Trust them; leave them alone.