There is peace throughout our myriad regions ; / There has been a succession of plentiful years : – / Heaven does [...] Cf. Shijing 294
1. Some one said, "What do you say concerning the principle that injury should be recompensed with kindness?" / 2. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 381
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Master, I hail you from my heart, / And your fame arisen to the skies.... / Renouncing in ruddy youth the [...] Cf. Tangshi 100
We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors. [...] Cf. Sunzi 102
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