By the shores of that marsh, / There are rushes and lotus plants. / There is the beautiful lady ; – / I am [...] Cf. Shijing 145
Tsze-yû said, "In serving a prince, frequent remonstrances lead to disgrace. Between friends, frequent reproofs make [...] Cf. Lunyu 92
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
I clean my teeth in water drawn from a cold well; / And while I brush my clothes, I purify my mind; / Then, [...] Cf. Tangshi 34
He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation. [...] Cf. Sunzi 110
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