The wild-ducks and widgeons are on the King ; / The personators of your ancestors feast and are happy. / Your [...] Cf. Shijing 248
The Master said, "The virtuous will be sure to speak correctly, but those whose speech is good may not always be [...] Cf. Lunyu 351
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
You are gone. The river is high at my door. / Cicadas are mute on dew-laden boughs. / This is a moment when [...] Cf. Tangshi 159
On serious ground, gather in plunder. [...] Cf. Sunzi 191
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