They were gathering the white millet, / In those new fields, / And in these acres brought only one year under [...] Cf. Shijing 178
The Master said, "What the superior man seeks, is in himself. What the mean man seeks, is in others." [...] Cf. Lunyu 412
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
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
There once was a man, sent on military missions, / A wanderer, from youth, on the You and Yan frontiers. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 47
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and devise unfathomable plans. [...] Cf. Sunzi 197
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