It floats about, that boat of cypress wood ; / Yea, it floats about on the current. / Disturbed am I and [...] Cf. Shijing 26
The Master said, "There are some with whom we may study in common, but we shall find them unable to go along with us to [...] Cf. Lunyu 239
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
The Emperor has sent for Lady Guoguo. / In the morning, riding toward the palace-gate, / Disdainful of the [...] Cf. Tangshi 285
Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. [...] Cf. Sunzi 65
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