Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
The Master said, "Man is born for uprightness. If a man lose his uprightness, and yet live, his escape from death is [...] Cf. Lunyu 139
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
You who have come from my old country, / Tell me what has happened there ! – / Was the plum, when you passed [...] Cf. Tangshi 228
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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