I would have galloped my horses and whipt them, / Returning to condole with the marquis of Wei. / I would have [...] Cf. Shijing 54
1. Tsze-kung said, "What do you pronounce concerning the poor man who yet does not flatter, and the rich man who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 15
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
This is where your comrade must leave you, / Turning at the foot of these purple mountains.... / When shall we [...] Cf. Tangshi 111
In crossing salt-marshes, your sole concern should be to get over them quickly, without any delay. So much for [...] Cf. Sunzi 133
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