He has reared his hut by the stream in the valley, / – That large man, so much at his ease. / Alone he sleeps, [...] Cf. Shijing 56
1. The Kung-po Liâo, having slandered Tsze-lû to Chî-sun, Tsze-fû Ching-po informed Confucius of it, saying, "Our [...] Cf. Lunyu 383
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
In the slant of the sun on the country-side, / Cattle and sheep trail home along the lane; / And a rugged old [...] Cf. Tangshi 16
We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors. [...] Cf. Sunzi 102
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