At the gate to the tombs there are jujube trees ; – / They should be cut away with an axe. / That man is not [...] Cf. Shijing 141
Tsze-hsiâ said, "My friend Chang can do things which are hard to be done, but yet he is not perfectly virtuous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 499
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
Where, before me, are the ages that have gone? / And where, behind me, are the coming generations? / I think of [...] Cf. Tangshi 46
The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power [...] Cf. Sunzi 53
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