I condemn myself [for the past], and will be on my guard against future calamity. / I will have nothing to do with a [...] Cf. Shijing 289
The Master said, "The object of the superior man is truth. Food is not his object. There is plowing;– even in that [...] Cf. Lunyu 423
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
Farther and farther from the three Ba Roads, / I have come three thousand miles, anxious and watchful, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 165
The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals. Hence his [...] Cf. Sunzi 71
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