In your lamb's fur you saunter about ; / In your fox's fur you hold your court. / How should I not think anxiously [...] Cf. Shijing 146
The Master said, "When a prince's personal conduct is correct, his government is effective without the issuing of [...] Cf. Lunyu 323
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
Never mind if the people are not intimidated by your authority. A Mightier Authority will deal with them in the end. Do [...] Cf. Daodejing 72
In the slant of the sun on the country-side, / Cattle and sheep trail home along the lane; / And a rugged old [...] Cf. Tangshi 16
But when the army is restless and distrustful, trouble is sure to come from the other feudal princes. This is simply [...] Cf. Sunzi 38
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