That artful boy ! / He will not speak with me ! / But for the sake of you, Sir, / Shall I make myself unable to [...] Cf. Shijing 86
[...] 8. When he had been assisting at the prince's sacrifice, he did not keep the flesh which he received overnight. [...] Cf. Lunyu 249
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
Here in the Eighth-month the waters of the lake / Are of a single air with heaven, / And a mist from the Yun [...] Cf. Tangshi 124
In order to carry out an attack, we must have means available. [...] Cf. Sunzi 223
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