Grandly lofty are the mountains, / With their large masses reaching to the heavens. / From these mountains was sent [...] Cf. Shijing 259
1. The Master said, "Ah! it is Yû, who could with half a word settle litigations!" / 2. Tsze-lû never slept over a [...] Cf. Lunyu 305
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
No ripples in the river, no mist on the islands, / Yet the landscape is blurred toward my friend in Chu.... / [...] Cf. Tangshi 197
If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive; and, unless [...] Cf. Sunzi 154
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