The illustration of illustrious [virtue] is required below, / And the dread majesty is on high. / Heaven is not [...] Cf. Shijing 236
1. The Master said, "See what a man does. / 2. "Mark his motives. / 3. "Examine in what things he rests. / 4. "How can [...] Cf. Lunyu 26
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
We met last among flowers, among flowers we parted, / And here, a year later, there are flowers again; / But, [...] Cf. Tangshi 199
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and devise unfathomable plans. [...] Cf. Sunzi 197
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