The turtle dove is in the mulberry tree, / And her young ones are seven. / The virtuous man, the princely one, / [...] Cf. Shijing 152
The Master said, "Abroad, to serve the high ministers and nobles; at home, to serve one's father and elder brothers; in [...] Cf. Lunyu 225
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose. This is called ability to [...] Cf. Sunzi 218
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