Lamb's fur and leopard's cuffs, / You use us with unkindness. / Might we not find another chief ? / But [we stay] [...] Cf. Shijing 120
1. Fan Ch'ih asked about benevolence. The Master said, "It is to love all men." He asked about knowledge. The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 315
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
After these ten torn wearisome years / We have met again. We were both so changed / That hearing first your [...] Cf. Tangshi 146
In order to carry out an attack, we must have means available. [...] Cf. Sunzi 223
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