Yellow bird, yellow bird, / Do not settle on the broussonetias, / Do not eat my paddy. / The people of this [...] Cf. Shijing 187
The Master said, "Ardent and yet not upright, stupid and yet not attentive; simple and yet not sincere:– such persons [...] Cf. Lunyu 204
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
Pure wine costs, for the golden cup, ten thousand coppers a flagon, / And a jade plate of dainty food calls for a [...] Cf. Tangshi 82
Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of [...] Cf. Sunzi 231
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