The fretted waters, / Do not carry on their current a bundle of firewood ! / Those, the members of our families, [...] Cf. Shijing 68
The Master said, "I can find no flaw in the character of Yü. He used himself coarse food and drink, but displayed the [...] Cf. Lunyu 209
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
On a northern peak among white clouds / You have found your hermitage of peace; / And now, as I climb this [...] Cf. Tangshi 18
The skillful tactician may be likened to the SHUAI-JAN. Now the SHUAI-JAN is a snake that is found in the Ch`ang [...] Cf. Sunzi 203
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