In his silken robes, clear and bright, / With his cap on his head, looking so respectful, / From the hall he goes [...] Cf. Shijing 292
The Master said, "The wise are free from perplexities; the virtuous from anxiety; and the bold from fear." [...] Cf. Lunyu 238
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
Furling my sail near the town of Huai, / I find for harbour a little cove / Where a sudden breeze whips up the [...] Cf. Tangshi 31
When the light chariots come out first and take up a position on the wings, it is a sign that the enemy is forming for [...] Cf. Sunzi 145
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