Among their ten acres, / The mulberry-planters stand idly about. / ' Come, ' [says one to another], ' I will go [...] Cf. Shijing 111
1. Sze-mâ Niû asked about perfect virtue. / 2. The Master said, "The man of perfect virtue is cautious and slow in his [...] Cf. Lunyu 296
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
The Han Emperor Wen bequeathed us this terrace / Which I climb to watch the coming dawn. / Cloudy peaks run [...] Cf. Tangshi 174
It is the business of a general to be quiet and thus ensure secrecy; upright and just, and thus maintain order. He [...] Cf. Sunzi 206
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