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, "I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out any one who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 158
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, / Borne by the channel of a green stream, / Rounding ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 15
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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