The sun is in the east, / And that lovely girl, / Is in my chamber. / She is in my chamber ; / She treads in my [...] Cf. Shijing 99
The Master said, "The superior man thinks of virtue; the small man thinks of comfort. The superior man thinks of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 77
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Even in this world the spirit of a hero / Lives and reigns for thousands of years. / You were the firmest of [...] Cf. Tangshi 150
The general who thoroughly understands the advantages that accompany variation of tactics knows how to handle his [...] Cf. Sunzi 125
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