How agile you are ! / You met me in the neighbourhood of Nao, / And we pursued together tow boars of three years. / [...] Cf. Shijing 97
The Master said, "By extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of [...] Cf. Lunyu 308
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
I am sad. My thoughts are in Youzhou. / I would hurry there-but I am sick in bed. / ...Beauty would be facing [...] Cf. Tangshi 62
If a secret piece of news is divulged by a spy before the time is ripe, he must be put to death together with the man [...] Cf. Sunzi 250
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