They flit about, the green-beaks, / With their variegated wings. / To be rejoiced in are these princes ! / May [...] Cf. Shijing 215
Tsze-lû asked what constituted the superior man. The Master said, "The cultivation of himself in reverential [...] Cf. Lunyu 389
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Walking along a little path, / I find a footprint on the moss, / A while cloud low on the quiet lake, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 136
In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; [...] Cf. Sunzi 54
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