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14:41 Dec 27, 2005
Japanese to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Explanation: It comes from Yukichi Fukuzawa's essay. The following is the translation available on the web. But is there really such a Western proverb?
A proverb of the West says, "Over foolish people, there is a harsh government. The Japanese victory was the result of the perfect cooperation between the government and the public. He suggests that the people need to be enlightened of what constitutes a highly civilized nation.
To rule such foolish men, reason will not do ; the only way will be to keep them in order by the show of force. A proverb of the West says, "Over foolish people, there is a harsh government."
ishigami Local time: 04:38 Native speaker of: Japanese