Large was she and tall, / In her embroidered robe, with a [plain] single garment over it : – / The daughter of [...] Cf. Shijing 57
1. The Master asked Kung-ming Chiâ about Kung-shû Wan, saying, "Is it true that your master speaks not, laughs not, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 360
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
Forlorn in the northeast among wind and dust, / Drifting in the southwest between heaven and earth, / Lingering [...] Cf. Tangshi 190
Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at [...] Cf. Sunzi 236
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