Small is the cooing dove, / But it flies aloft up to heaven. / My heart is wounded with sorrow, / And I think of [...] Cf. Shijing 196
1. The Master said, "The men of former times in the matters of ceremonies and music were rustics, it is said, while the [...] Cf. Lunyu 268
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
The way is broad like the blue sky, / But no way out before my eye. / I am ashamed to follow those who have no [...] Cf. Tangshi 83
When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; and the ranks are formed [...] Cf. Sunzi 167
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