In his silken robes, clear and bright, / With his cap on his head, looking so respectful, / From the hall he goes [...] Cf. Shijing 292
The Master said, "It is all over. I have not yet seen one who could perceive his faults, and inwardly accuse himself." [...] Cf. Lunyu 119
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
What are you thinking as we part from one another, / Pulling in our horses for the stirrup-cups? / Do these [...] Cf. Tangshi 176
How victory may be produced for them out of the enemy's own tactics–that is what the multitude cannot comprehend. [...] Cf. Sunzi 89
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