He has reared his hut by the stream in the valley, / – That large man, so much at his ease. / Alone he sleeps, [...] Cf. Shijing 56
1. The Master said, "Dressed himself in a tattered robe quilted with hemp, yet standing by the side of men dressed in [...] Cf. Lunyu 236
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
The stars of last night and the wind of last night / Are west of the Painted Chamber and east of Cinnamon Hall. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 210
Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach [...] Cf. Sunzi 239
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