With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The mean man is sure to gloss his faults." [...] Cf. Lunyu 492
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
I face, high over this enchanted lodge, the Court of the Five Cities of Heaven, / And I see a countryside blue and [...] Cf. Tangshi 200
We can form a single united body, while the enemy must split up into fractions. Hence there will be a whole pitted [...] Cf. Sunzi 80
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