Tall and strong grows the young millet, / Fattened by the genial rains. / Very long was our journey to the south, / [...] Cf. Shijing 227
1. The Master said, "The way of the superior man is threefold, but I am not equal to it. Virtuous, he is free from [...] Cf. Lunyu 375
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
Walking along a little path, / I find a footprint on the moss, / A while cloud low on the quiet lake, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 136
Hence those who use fire as an aid to the attack show intelligence; those who use water as an aid to the attack gain an [...] Cf. Sunzi 230
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