Of [our] admirable, amiable, sovereign, / Most illustrious is the excellent virtue. / He orders rightly the people, [...] Cf. Shijing 249
Tsze-chang said, "When a man holds fast to virtue, but without seeking to enlarge it, and believes in right principles, [...] Cf. Lunyu 486
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
As the years go by, give me but peace, / Freedom from ten thousand matters. / I ask myself and always answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 119
When the soldiers stand leaning on their spears, they are faint from want of food. If those who are sent to draw water [...] Cf. Sunzi 146
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