Heaven made the lofty hill, / And king Da brought [the country about] it under cultivation. / He made the [...] Cf. Shijing 270
1. A youth of the village of Ch'üeh was employed by Confucius to carry the messages between him and his visitors. Some [...] Cf. Lunyu 391
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
A bridge flies away through a wild mist, / Yet here are the rocks and the fisherman's boat. / Oh, if only this [...] Cf. Tangshi 262
Therefore, on dispersive ground, I would inspire my men with unity of purpose. [...] Cf. Sunzi 209
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