The wild geese are flying about ; / Su-su goes the rustle of their wings. / [There were] those officers engaged on [...] Cf. Shijing 181
The Master was mild, and yet dignified; majestic, and yet not fierce; respectful, and yet easy. [...] Cf. Lunyu 188
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
Dare I, at my age, accept my summons, / Knowing of the world's ways only wine and song?.... / Over the moon-edged [...] Cf. Tangshi 195
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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