Grandly rolls the thunder, / On the south of the southern hill ! / How was it he went away from this, / [...] Cf. Shijing 19
1. The Master said, "In my dealings with men, whose evil do I blame, whose goodness do I praise, beyond what is proper? [...] Cf. Lunyu 416
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
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
After these ten torn wearisome years / We have met again. We were both so changed / That hearing first your [...] Cf. Tangshi 146
Though according to my estimate the soldiers of Yueh exceed our own in number, that shall advantage them nothing in the [...] Cf. Sunzi 84
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