Look at the Luo, / With its waters broad and deep. / Thither has come our lord, / In whom all happiness and [...] Cf. Shijing 213
The Master said, "The superior man is easy to serve and difficult to please. If you try to please him in any way which [...] Cf. Lunyu 342
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
With no other neighbour but the quiet night, / Here I live in the same old cottage; / And as raindrops brighten [...] Cf. Tangshi 148
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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