With your long and tapering bamboo rods, / You angle in the Qi. / Do I not think of you ? / But I am far away, [...] Cf. Shijing 59
The Master said, "Though a man have abilities as admirable as those of the duke of Châu, yet if he be proud and [...] Cf. Lunyu 199
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
Though a shower bends the river-grass, a bird is singing, / While ghosts of the Six Dynasties pass like a dream / [...] Cf. Tangshi 308
Ground the possession of which imports great advantage to either side, is contentious ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 182
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