The clusters of the pepper plant, / Large and luxuriant, would fill a pint. / That hero there / Is large and [...] Cf. Shijing 117
1. The Master said, "Let the will be set on the path of duty. / 2. "Let every attainment in what is good be firmly [...] Cf. Lunyu 156
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
Snow is white on the westward mountains and on three fortified towns, / And waters in this southern lake flash on [...] Cf. Tangshi 184
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; [...] Cf. Sunzi 69
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