Those officers of the [old] capital, / With their fox-furs so yellow, / Their deportment unvaryingly [correct], / [...] Cf. Shijing 225
1. He did not dislike to have his rice finely cleaned, nor to have his mince meat cut quite small. / 2. He did not eat [...] Cf. Lunyu 248
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
O youngest, best-loved daughter of Xie, / Who unluckily married this penniless scholar, / You patched my [...] Cf. Tangshi 205
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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