Rapid was the warlike energy of [our king of] Yin, / And vigorously did he attack Jing-Chu. / Boldly he entered its [...] Cf. Shijing 305
The Master said, "I will not be concerned at men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability." [...] Cf. Lunyu 377
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Master, I hail you from my heart, / And your fame arisen to the skies.... / Renouncing in ruddy youth the [...] Cf. Tangshi 100
On dispersive ground, therefore, fight not. On facile ground, halt not. On contentious ground, attack not. [...] Cf. Sunzi 189
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