Fresh and bright is the New Tower, / On the waters of the He, wide and deep. / A pleasant, genial mate she [...] Cf. Shijing 43
The Master said, "I have been the whole day without eating, and the whole night without sleeping:– occupied with [...] Cf. Lunyu 422
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
Having to travel back now from this far place, / I dismount beside your lonely tomb. / The ground where I stand [...] Cf. Tangshi 112
Ground which is reached through narrow gorges, and from which we can only retire by tortuous paths, so that a small [...] Cf. Sunzi 187
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