Shu has gone hunting, / Mounted in his chariot and four. / The reins are in his grasp like ribbons, / While the [...] Cf. Shijing 78
The Master said, "The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress." [...] Cf. Lunyu 187
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your [...] Cf. Sunzi 173
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