The genial wind from the south / Blows on the heart of that jujube tree, / Till that heart looks tender and [...] Cf. Shijing 32
The Master said, "In hearing litigations, I am like any other body. What is necessary, however, is to cause the people [...] Cf. Lunyu 306
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
Cicadas complain of thin mulberry-trees / In the Eighth-month chill at the frontier pass. / Through the gate [...] Cf. Tangshi 36
By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he [...] Cf. Sunzi 76
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