Bright are those extensive fields, / A tenth of whose produce is annually levied. / I take the old stores, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 211
The Master said, "The superior man is dignified, but does not wrangle. He is sociable, but not a partisan." [...] Cf. Lunyu 413
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
Ten thousand ranges and valleys approach the Jing Gate / And the village in which the Lady of Light was born and [...] Cf. Tangshi 192
He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation. [...] Cf. Sunzi 110
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