The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings. A reliance on ancestral temples initially brought stability, but the revival of states results in the spread of soldiers. Doing so will never bring about stability!
Ch'in Shih-huang is going to die! He opened my door, And sat on my floor, He drank my gravy, And wanted some more. He sipped my wine, And couldn't tell what for; I'll bend my bow, And shoot him at the wall. When he arrives at Shach'iu, Then he is going to fall!
"Ballad that the oppressed people of China composed" expressing "great delight" at the news of Qin Shi Huang's death, "the builder of the Great Wall and the tyrant, who, while he lived, made 'libellous thoughts in the belly' punishable by death, burned the Confucian books and buried hundreds of Confucian scholars alive", as reported and quoted in Lin Yutang's A History of the Press and Public Opinion in China (1936), p. 23, and in The Importance of Living (1937), pp. 39–40.