A man should not marry after thirty years of age; should not enter the government service after the age of forty; should not have any more children after the age of fifty; and should not travel after the age of sixty. This is because the proper time for those things has passed.

Shi Nai'An

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Original Citation

Shi Nai'an. Water Margin. c. 1524, vol. 1, introduction.

Current Citation

Shi Naian. The Water Margin, translated by J. H. Jackson. Tuttle Publishing, 2010, forward.