They flit about, the green-beaks, / With their variegated wings. / To be rejoiced in are these princes ! / May [...] Cf. Shijing 215
1. Seeing the countenance, it instantly rises. It flies round, and by and by settles. / 2. The Master said, "There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 267
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
In the pure morning, near the old temple, / Where early sunlight points the tree-tops, / My path has wound, [...] Cf. Tangshi 98
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need [...] Cf. Sunzi 200
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