Grandly rolls the thunder, / On the south of the southern hill ! / How was it he went away from this, / [...] Cf. Shijing 19
The Master said, "The superior man wishes to be slow in his speech and earnest in his conduct." [...] Cf. Lunyu 90
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
The onset of troops is like the rush of a torrent which will even roll stones along in its course. The quality of [...] Cf. Sunzi 64
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