His lambs's fur is glossy, / Truly smooth and beautiful. / That officer, / Rests in his lot and will not change. [...] Cf. Shijing 80
The Master said, "Your good, careful people of the villages are the thieves of virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 460
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Our host, providing abundant wine to make the night mellow, / Asks his guest from Yangzhou to play for us on the [...] Cf. Tangshi 49
HEAVEN signifies night and day, cold and heat, times and seasons. [...] Cf. Sunzi 4
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