The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
Fan Ch'ih asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, "To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, [...] Cf. Lunyu 142
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Now that a candle-shadow stands on the screen of carven marble / And the River of Heaven slants and the morning [...] Cf. Tangshi 303
Mountain forests, rugged steeps, marshes and fens–all country that is hard to traverse: this is difficult ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 186
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