How long grows the southernwood, / With the dew lying on it so bright ! / Now that I see my noble men, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 173
1. The Master said, "There is Hûi! He has nearly attained to perfect virtue. He is often in want. / 2. "Ts'ze does not [...] Cf. Lunyu 286
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
How beautiful she looks, opening the pearly casement, / And how quiet she leans, and how troubled her brow is! / [...] Cf. Tangshi 234
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 88
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