Do not push forward a waggon ; – / You will only raise the dust about yourself. / Do not think of all your [...] Cf. Shijing 206
1. Tsze-kung said, "Has the superior man his hatreds also?" The Master said, "He has his hatreds. He hates those who [...] Cf. Lunyu 471
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Flowers, as high as my window, hurt the heart of a wanderer / For I see, from this high vantage, sadness [...] Cf. Tangshi 187
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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