On the embankment are magpies' nests ; / On the height grows the beautiful pea. / Who has been imposing on the [...] Cf. Shijing 142
The Master said, "He who requires much from himself and little from others, will keep himself from being the object of [...] Cf. Lunyu 406
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
She is slim and supple and not yet fourteen, / The young spring-tip of a cardamon-spray. / On the Yangzhou Road [...] Cf. Tangshi 295
These six are the principles connected with Earth. The general who has attained a responsible post must be careful to [...] Cf. Sunzi 162
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