The turtle dove is in the mulberry tree, / And her young ones are seven. / The virtuous man, the princely one, / [...] Cf. Shijing 152
1. The Master said, "In my dealings with men, whose evil do I blame, whose goodness do I praise, beyond what is proper? [...] Cf. Lunyu 416
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
A morning-rain has settled the dust in Weicheng; / Willows are green again in the tavern dooryard.... / Wait [...] Cf. Tangshi 312
Ground on which each side has liberty of movement is open ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 183
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