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Meaning of 道高益安,势高益危

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dào gāo ān , shì gāo wēi (Trad.: 道高益安,勢高益危)
More moral strength increases one's safety, more power and influence increases one's danger (idiom, from Records of the Historian 史记 ). cf Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it (William Pitt the Elder, 1770).