先天下之忧而忧后天下之乐而乐

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Etymology[edit]

From Mencius: Be the first to show concern and the last to enjoy oneself

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先天下之忧而忧后天下之乐而乐

  1. describes a good leader; the first to bear hardships, and the last to enjoy comforts