He has reared his hut by the stream in the valley, / – That large man, so much at his ease. / Alone he sleeps, [...] Cf. Shijing 56
1. The Master said, "Alas! there is no one that knows me." / 2. Tsze-kung said, "What do you mean by thus saying – [...] Cf. Lunyu 382
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
On a northern peak among white clouds / You have found your hermitage of peace; / And now, as I climb this [...] Cf. Tangshi 18
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins [...] Cf. Sunzi 141
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