[There is] his short war carriage ; – / With the ridge-like end of its pole, elegantly bound in five places ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 128
The Master said, "The wise are free from perplexities; the virtuous from anxiety; and the bold from fear." [...] Cf. Lunyu 238
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
Flowers are shadowed, the palace darkens, / Birds twitter by for a place to perch; / Heaven's ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 107
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; [...] Cf. Sunzi 55
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