失道寡助

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Chinese[edit]

few; widowed to help; to assist
simp. and trad.
(失道寡助)
失道

Etymology[edit]

From "Gongsun Chou II", in Mencius (《孟子·公孫丑下》):

得道失道 [Classical Chinese, trad. and simp.][▼ expand/hide]
From: Mengzi (Mencius), circa 4th century BCE
Dédào zhě duō zhù, shīdào zhě guǎ zhù. [Pinyin]
He who finds the proper course has many to assist him. He who loses the proper course has few to assist him.

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Idiom[edit]

失道寡助

  1. An unjust cause attracts little support.

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