Bright are those extensive fields, / A tenth of whose produce is annually levied. / I take the old stores, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 211
The Master said, "The mind of the superior man is conversant with righteousness; the mind of the mean man is conversant [...] Cf. Lunyu 82
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
Though a shower bends the river-grass, a bird is singing, / While ghosts of the Six Dynasties pass like a dream / [...] Cf. Tangshi 308
The MORAL LAW causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of [...] Cf. Sunzi 3
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