Grandly and clearly, / The king gave charge to his minister, / A descendant of Nan Zhong, / The Grand-master [...] Cf. Shijing 263
The Master said, "The faults of men are characteristic of the class to which they belong. By observing a man's faults, [...] Cf. Lunyu 73
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
Mountains cover the white sun, / And oceans drain the golden river; / But you widen your view three hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 236
Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the [...] Cf. Sunzi 237
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