Along those raised banks of the Ru, / I cut down the branches and slender stems. / While I could not see my [...] Cf. Shijing 10
1. The Master said, "In my dealings with men, whose evil do I blame, whose goodness do I praise, beyond what is proper? [...] Cf. Lunyu 416
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
Pure of heart and therefore hungry, / All night long you have sung in vain – / Oh, this final broken indrawn [...] Cf. Tangshi 156
After that, comes tactical maneuvering, than which there is nothing more difficult. [...] Cf. Sunzi 95
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