A few elegant lines, / May be made out to be shell-embroidery. / Those slanderers, / Have gone to great excess. / [...] Cf. Shijing 200
1. Tsze-kung said, "Has the superior man his hatreds also?" The Master said, "He has his hatreds. He hates those who [...] Cf. Lunyu 471
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
You cannot rule men nor serve heaven unless you have laid up a store; / This “laying up a store” means quickly [...] Cf. Daodejing 59
The monk from Shu with his green silk lute-case, / Walking west down Omei Mountain, / Has brought me by one [...] Cf. Tangshi 103
In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; [...] Cf. Sunzi 54
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