On the mountains are the thorny elms, / In the low, wet grounds are the white elms. / You have suits of robes, / [...] Cf. Shijing 115
Tsze-kung asked, saying, "What do you say of a man who is loved by all the people of his neighborhood?" The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 341
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
Dare I, at my age, accept my summons, / Knowing of the world's ways only wine and song?.... / Over the moon-edged [...] Cf. Tangshi 195
Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, [...] Cf. Sunzi 240
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