How well do the black robes befit you ! / When worn out, we will make others for you. / We will go to your court, / [...] Cf. Shijing 75
Tsze-lû said, "Does the superior man esteem valor?" The Master said, "The superior man holds righteousness to be of [...] Cf. Lunyu 470
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
Even in this good reign, how can I serve? / The lone cloud rather, the Buddhist peace.... / Once more, before [...] Cf. Tangshi 289
We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors. [...] Cf. Sunzi 102
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