The crane cries in the ninth pool of the marsh, / And her voice is heard in the [distant] wilds. / The fish lies in [...] Cf. Shijing 184
The Master said, "Can men refuse to assent to the words of strict admonition? But it is reforming the conduct because [...] Cf. Lunyu 233
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Farther and farther from the three Ba Roads, / I have come three thousand miles, anxious and watchful, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 165
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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