In his silken robes, clear and bright, / With his cap on his head, looking so respectful, / From the hall he goes [...] Cf. Shijing 292
1. The Master said, "Dressed himself in a tattered robe quilted with hemp, yet standing by the side of men dressed in [...] Cf. Lunyu 236
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
Master, I hail you from my heart, / And your fame arisen to the skies.... / Renouncing in ruddy youth the [...] Cf. Tangshi 100
When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a [...] Cf. Sunzi 166
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