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
The subjects of which the Master seldom spoke were – profitableness, and also the appointments of Heaven, and perfect [...] Cf. Lunyu 210
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
The sand below the border-mountain lies like snow, / And the moon like frost beyond the city-wall, / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 279
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, [...] Cf. Sunzi 171
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