How can it be said that he is without robes ? / He has those of the seven orders ; / But it is better that he get [...] Cf. Shijing 122
The border warden at I requested to be introduced to the Master, saying, "When men of superior virtue have come to [...] Cf. Lunyu 64
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
When the moonlight, reaching a tree by the gate, / Shows her a quiet bird on its nest, / She removes her jade [...] Cf. Tangshi 283
On the day that you take up your command, block the frontier passes, destroy the official tallies, [...] Cf. Sunzi 219
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