Su-su go the feathers of the wild geese, / As they settle on the bushy oaks. / The king's affairs must not be [...] Cf. Shijing 121
Tsze-kung was in the habit of comparing men together. The Master said, "Tsze must have reached a high pitch of [...] Cf. Lunyu 376
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
Friend, I have watched you down the mountain / Till now in the dark I close my thatch door.... / Grasses return [...] Cf. Tangshi 226
Knowing the place and the time of the coming battle, we may concentrate from the greatest distances in order to fight. [...] Cf. Sunzi 83
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