Heavy lies the dew ; / Nothing but the sun can dry it. / Happily and long into the night we drink ; – / Till [...] Cf. Shijing 174
1. Confucius, in his village, looked simple and sincere, and as if he were not able to speak. / 2. When he was in the [...] Cf. Lunyu 241
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
Flowers are shadowed, the palace darkens, / Birds twitter by for a place to perch; / Heaven's ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 107
After crossing a river, you should get far away from it. So much for river warfare. [...] Cf. Sunzi 132
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