The flowers of the bignonia, / Are of a deep yellow. / My heart is sad ; / I feel its wound. / / The [...] Cf. Shijing 233
1. The Master said, "Ts'ze, you think, I suppose, that I am one who learns many things and keeps them in memory?" / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 394
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
By my old gate, among yellow grasses, / Still we linger, sick at heart. / The way you must follow through cold [...] Cf. Tangshi 145
When he utilizes combined energy, his fighting men become as it were like unto rolling logs or stones. For it is the [...] Cf. Sunzi 72
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