The noble visitor ! The noble visitor ! / Drawn like his ancestors by white horses ! / The revered and dignified, / [...] Cf. Shijing 284
The Master said, "If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a [...] Cf. Lunyu 27
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
It was when the Great Way declined / That human kindness and morality arose; / It was when intelligence and knowledge [...] Cf. Daodejing 18
There seems to be no one on the empty mountain.... / And yet I think I hear a voice, / Where sunlight, entering [...] Cf. Tangshi 224
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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