O sun ; O moon, / Which enlightens this lower earth ! / Here is the man, / Who treats me not according [...] Cf. Shijing 29
The Master said, "It is not easy to find a man who has learned for three years without coming to be good." [...] Cf. Lunyu 200
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
Oh, but it is high and very dangerous! / Such travelling is harder than scaling the blue sky. / ...Until two [...] Cf. Tangshi 79
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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