The wind blows and is fierce, / He looks at me and smiles, / With scornful words and dissolute, – the [...] Cf. Shijing 30
The Master said, "In letters I am perhaps equal to other men, but the character of the superior man, carrying out in [...] Cf. Lunyu 183
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
Cock-crow, the Purple Road cold in the dawn; / Linnet songs, court roofs tinted with April; / At the Golden [...] Cf. Tangshi 177
Amid the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all; amid confusion [...] Cf. Sunzi 67
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