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
The Master said, "It is only the (truly) virtuous man, who can love, or who can hate, others." [...] Cf. Lunyu 69
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
Lords of the capital, sharp, unearthly, / The Great Flower's three points pierce through heaven. / Clouds are [...] Cf. Tangshi 171
Hence his victories bring him neither reputation for wisdom nor credit for courage. Making no mistakes is what [...] Cf. Sunzi 50
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