That artful boy ! / He will not speak with me ! / But for the sake of you, Sir, / Shall I make myself unable to [...] Cf. Shijing 86
1. The Master said to Tsze-kung, "Which do you consider superior, yourself or Hûi?" / 2. Tsze-kung replied, "How dare I [...] Cf. Lunyu 101
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
The woods are black and a wind assails the grasses, / Yet the general tries night archery – / And next morning [...] Cf. Tangshi 257
Bestow rewards without regard to rule, [...] Cf. Sunzi 217
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