Look at the Luo, / With its waters broad and deep. / Thither has come our lord, / In whom all happiness and [...] Cf. Shijing 213
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The officer, having discharged all his duties, should devote his leisure to learning. The student, [...] Cf. Lunyu 497
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
The Han Emperor Wen bequeathed us this terrace / Which I climb to watch the coming dawn. / Cloudy peaks run [...] Cf. Tangshi 174
Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where [...] Cf. Sunzi 12
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