Fat and strong, fat and strong, / Fat and strong, are the chestnut teams. / Early and late are the [officers] in [...] Cf. Shijing 298
The Master said, "If a minister make his own conduct correct, what difficulty will he have in assisting in government? [...] Cf. Lunyu 330
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
After the shower at Bashang, / I see an evening line of wildgeese, / The limp-hanging leaves of a foreign tree, [...] Cf. Tangshi 162
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to [...] Cf. Sunzi 19
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