The fretted waters, / Do not carry on their current a bundle of firewood ! / Those, the members of our families, [...] Cf. Shijing 68
1. The Master said, "Anciently, men had three failings, which now perhaps are not to be found. / 2. "The [...] Cf. Lunyu 463
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
A morning-rain has settled the dust in Weicheng; / Willows are green again in the tavern dooryard.... / Wait [...] Cf. Tangshi 312
Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of [...] Cf. Sunzi 231
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