The tribulus grows on the wall, / And cannot be brushed away. / The story of the inner chamber, / Cannot [...] Cf. Shijing 46
Tsze-lû asked what constituted the superior man. The Master said, "The cultivation of himself in reverential [...] Cf. Lunyu 389
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
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
Leaning alone in the close bamboos, / I am playing my lute and humming a song / Too softly for anyone to hear [...] Cf. Tangshi 225
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; Thus on the one hand we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 46
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