There is a fox, solitary and suspicious, / At that dam over the Qi. / My heart is sad ; – / That man has no [...] Cf. Shijing 63
The Master said of Tsze-ch'an that he had four of the characteristics of a superior man – in his conduct of himself, [...] Cf. Lunyu 108
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
Preparing me chicken and rice, old friend, / You entertain me at your farm. / We watch the green trees that [...] Cf. Tangshi 128
Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an [...] Cf. Sunzi 41
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