The feet of the Lin : – / The noble sons of our prince, / Ah ! they are the Lin ! / / The forehead [...] Cf. Shijing 11
The Master said, "The superior man cannot be known in little matters; but he may be intrusted with great concerns. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 425
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
We used to be companions on the Jiang and the Han, / And as often as we met, we were likely to be tipsy. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 140
When an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it [...] Cf. Sunzi 185
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