Of [our] admirable, amiable, sovereign, / Most illustrious is the excellent virtue. / He orders rightly the people, [...] Cf. Shijing 249
The Master said, "When a man is not in the habit of saying – 'What shall I think of this? What shall I think of this?' [...] Cf. Lunyu 407
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
By this wall that surrounds the three Qin districts, / Through a mist that makes five rivers one, / We bid each [...] Cf. Tangshi 92
HEAVEN signifies night and day, cold and heat, times and seasons. [...] Cf. Sunzi 4
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