What man was that ? / His mind is full of dangerous devices. / Why did he approach my dam, / Without entering my [...] Cf. Shijing 199
1. The Master said, "Respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the [...] Cf. Lunyu 190
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
Toward a mist upon the water / Still I wave my hand and sob, / For the flying bird is lost in space / Beyond a [...] Cf. Tangshi 135
Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving [...] Cf. Sunzi 144
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