The moon comes forth in her brightness ; / How lovely is that beautiful lady ! / O to have my deep longings for her [...] Cf. Shijing 143
When Yen Yüan died, Yen Lû begged the carriage of the Master to sell and get an outer shell for his son's coffin. / The [...] Cf. Lunyu 275
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
Stone-Fish Lake is like Lake Dongting – / When the top of Zun is green and the summer tide is rising. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 65
We can form a single united body, while the enemy must split up into fractions. Hence there will be a whole pitted [...] Cf. Sunzi 80
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