Look at the foot of the Han, / How abundantly grow the hazel and the arrow-thorn ! / Easy and self-possessed was [...] Cf. Shijing 239
The Master said, "The superior man is correctly firm, and not firm merely." [...] Cf. Lunyu 428
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
Your seven strings are like the voice / Of a cold wind in the pines, / Singing old beloved songs / Which no [...] Cf. Tangshi 238
Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach [...] Cf. Sunzi 239
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