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Do Not Take Ill-Gotten Gains or Disasters Will Abound

There was a saying by Confucius: “Riches and honors acquired by unrighteous means are like floating clouds to me.”  In other words, taking ill-gotten gains and self-interest will bring disasters because this is not the right way.  How many real-life stories in the history of mankind reveal this truth to the world? Rich man’s son-in-law ...

Michael Segarty

Honest endeavour is happiness and ill-gotten gains is misery.