O bright and high Heaven, / Who enlightenest and rulest this lower world ! / I marched on this expedition to the [...] Cf. Shijing 207
1. Mang Wû asked about Tsze-lû, whether he was perfectly virtuous. The Master said, "I do not know." / 2. He asked [...] Cf. Lunyu 100
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River, / And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China; [...] Cf. Tangshi 179
The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power [...] Cf. Sunzi 53
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