"宋人有耕者,田中有株。
兔走触株,折颈而死。
因释其耒而守株,冀复得兔。
兔不可复得,而身为宋国笑。"
-《韩非子 - 五蠹》

"There was a farmer of Sung who tilled the land, and in his field was a stump. One day a rabbit, racing across the field, bumped into the stump, broke its neck, and died. Thereupon the farmer laid aside his plow and took up watch beside the stump, hoping that he would get another rabbit in the same way. But he got no more rabbits, and instead became the laughing stock of Sung."
- Hanfeizi Book 49 (233 BC)