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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Kuan Chung (d. 645 B.C.)
QUOTATION: If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
ATTRIBUTION: KUAN CHUNG, Kuan-tzu (Book of Master Kuan).—Kuan tzu chi p‘ing, ed. Ling Juheng, vol. 1, p. 12 (1970). Title romanized.
SUBJECTS: Education