Make a Great Coup
During the Warring States Period, the King of Qi neglected state affairs for the first three years of his reign, giving himself over to dissipation. One of his ministers, who was small but very intelligent, said to him, "I heard that there is a big bird in the State of Qi. It has neither flown nor crowed for three years. DO you know what kind of bird it is?" The King knew that the minister was metaphorically referring to himself and couldn't help laughing. Then the King answered, "Once that bird starts to fly and sing, it will astonish the world." The King thereupon devoted himself to his duties and built his state up into a powerful one.
Amazing the World with a Single Feat
In the Warring States Period， Duke Wei of Qi neglected state affairs， for the first three years of his reign， giving himself over to dissipation. One of his ministers， Chun Yukun who had a good sense of humour， said to him：'There is a big bird which has neither taken wing nor sung for three years.' The duke answered， 'Once that bird starts to fly and sing， it will astonish the world.' The duke thereupon devoted himself to his duties and built his state up into a powerful one.