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Condition 1: References "人之生也柔弱,其死也刚强" Matched:6.
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先秦两汉 - Pre-Qin and Han

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儒家 - Confucianism

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说苑 - Shuo Yuan

[Western Han (206 BC - 9)] Liu Xiang
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6 敬慎:

道家 - Daoism

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道德经 - Dao De Jing

[Warring States (475 BC - 221 BC)] English translation: James Legge [?]
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[Also known as: 《老子》, "Tao Te Ching", "Laozi"]

76 道德经:
Dao De Jing:
(A warning against (trusting in) strength)
Man at his birth is supple and weak; at his death, firm and strong. (So it is with) all things. Trees and plants, in their early growth, are soft and brittle; at their death, dry and withered.
Thus it is that firmness and strength are the concomitants of death; softness and weakness, the concomitants of life.
Hence he who (relies on) the strength of his forces does not conquer; and a tree which is strong will fill the out-stretched arms, (and thereby invites the feller.)
Therefore the place of what is firm and strong is below, and that of what is soft and weak is above.

老子河上公章句 - Heshanggong Laozi

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1 戒强:

出土文献 - Excavated texts

马王堆 - Mawangdui

老子甲 - Laozi A


40 老子甲德... :

老子乙 - Laozi B


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汉代之后 - Post-Han

宋明 - Song-Ming


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20 木上:

Total 6 paragraphs. Page 1 of 1.