They clear away the grass and the bushes ; / And the ground is laid open by their ploughs. / In thousands of pairs [...] Cf. Shijing 290
1. Sze-mâ Niû asked about the superior man. The Master said, "The superior man has neither anxiety nor fear." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 297
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
Here in the Eighth-month the waters of the lake / Are of a single air with heaven, / And a mist from the Yun [...] Cf. Tangshi 124
Those who were called skillful leaders of old knew how to drive a wedge between the enemy's front and rear; [...] Cf. Sunzi 193
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