On the mountain is the mulberry tree ; / In the marshes is the lotus flower. / I do not see Zidu, / But I see [...] Cf. Shijing 84
The Master said, "When a prince's personal conduct is correct, his government is effective without the issuing of [...] Cf. Lunyu 323
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Here, beside a clear deep lake, / You live accompanied by clouds; / Or soft through the pine the moon arrives [...] Cf. Tangshi 24
Thus, to take a long and circuitous route, after enticing the enemy out of the way, and though starting after him, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 96
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