Heaven, in giving birth to the multitudes of the people, / To every faculty and relationship annexed its law. / The [...] Cf. Shijing 260
1. Sze-mâ Niû asked about the superior man. The Master said, "The superior man has neither anxiety nor fear." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 297
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
"I am endlessly yearning / To be in Changan. / ...Insects hum of autumn by the gold brim of the well; / A [...] Cf. Tangshi 80
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Sunzi 254
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