The sun is in the east, / And that lovely girl, / Is in my chamber. / She is in my chamber ; / She treads in my [...] Cf. Shijing 99
Tsze-kung asked what constituted the superior man. The Master said, "He acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks [...] Cf. Lunyu 29
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
How can a deep love seem deep love, / How can it smile, at a farewell feast? / Even the candle, feeling our [...] Cf. Tangshi 296
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated [...] Cf. Sunzi 94
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