High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
1. The great officer, Hsien, who had been family minister to Kung-shû Wan, ascended to the prince's court in company [...] Cf. Lunyu 365
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
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
Line after line has flown back over the border. / Where are you headed all by yourself? / In the evening rain [...] Cf. Tangshi 166
Hence his victories bring him neither reputation for wisdom nor credit for courage. Making no mistakes is what [...] Cf. Sunzi 50
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