Cold come the waters down from that spring, / And overflow the bushy wolf's-tail grass, / Ah me ! I awake and sigh, [...] Cf. Shijing 153
Tsze-hsiâ said, "My friend Chang can do things which are hard to be done, but yet he is not perfectly virtuous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 499
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Without leaving his door / He knows everything under heaven. / Without looking out of his window / He knows all the [...] Cf. Daodejing 47
In a sharp gale from the wide sky apes are whimpering, / Birds are flying homeward over the clear lake and white [...] Cf. Tangshi 186
Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 188
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