The wolf springs forward on his dewlap, / Or trips back on his tail. / The duke was humble, and greatly admirable, [...] Cf. Shijing 160
The Master said, "The cautious seldom err." [...] Cf. Lunyu 89
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
Never mind if the people are not intimidated by your authority. A Mightier Authority will deal with them in the end. Do [...] Cf. Daodejing 72
After these ten torn wearisome years / We have met again. We were both so changed / That hearing first your [...] Cf. Tangshi 146
Whether the object be to crush an army, to storm a city, or to assassinate an individual, it is always necessary to [...] Cf. Sunzi 251
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