I condemn myself [for the past], and will be on my guard against future calamity. / I will have nothing to do with a [...] Cf. Shijing 289
1. Mang Î asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "It is not being disobedient." / 2. Soon after, as Fan Ch'ih [...] Cf. Lunyu 21
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
Pure wine costs, for the golden cup, ten thousand coppers a flagon, / And a jade plate of dainty food calls for a [...] Cf. Tangshi 82
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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