There is a rainbow in the east, / And no one dares to point to it. / When a girl goes away [from her home], [...] Cf. Shijing 51
Fan Ch'ih asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, "To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, [...] Cf. Lunyu 142
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
Can drifting clouds and white storks / Be tenants in this world of ours? – / Or you still live on Wuzhou [...] Cf. Tangshi 239
When the light chariots come out first and take up a position on the wings, it is a sign that the enemy is forming for [...] Cf. Sunzi 145
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