Gently blows the east wind ; – / The wind followed by the rain. / In the time of fear and dread, / It was all I [...] Cf. Shijing 201
1. The superior man did not use a deep purple, or a puce color, in the ornaments of his dress. / 2. Even in his [...] Cf. Lunyu 246
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Never mind if the people are not intimidated by your authority. A Mightier Authority will deal with them in the end. Do [...] Cf. Daodejing 72
Snow is white on the westward mountains and on three fortified towns, / And waters in this southern lake flash on [...] Cf. Tangshi 184
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted [...] Cf. Sunzi 17
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