The feet of the Lin : – / The noble sons of our prince, / Ah ! they are the Lin ! / / The forehead [...] Cf. Shijing 11
The Master said, "How majestic was the manner in which Shun and Yü held possession of the empire, as if it were nothing [...] Cf. Lunyu 206
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
With my wine-bottle, watching by river and lake / For a lady so tiny as to dance on my palm, / I awake, after [...] Cf. Tangshi 293
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. [...] Cf. Sunzi 49
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