The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
Tsze-hsiâ said, "My friend Chang can do things which are hard to be done, but yet he is not perfectly virtuous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 499
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Where a yellow river climbs to the white clouds, / Near the one city-wall among ten-thousand-foot mountains, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 316
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted [...] Cf. Sunzi 17
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