Beneath my door made of cross pieces of wood, / I can rest at my leisure ; / By the wimpling stream from my [...] Cf. Shijing 138
1. Confucius, in his village, looked simple and sincere, and as if he were not able to speak. / 2. When he was in the [...] Cf. Lunyu 241
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
The Mother of Heaven, in her window by the Jade Pool, / Hears The Yellow Bamboo Song shaking the whole earth. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 302
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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