Ye locusts, winged tribes, / How harmoniously you collect together ! / Right is it that your descendants / [...] Cf. Shijing 5
1. Tsâi Wo asked about the three years' mourning for parents, saying that one year was long enough. / 2. "If the [...] Cf. Lunyu 468
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
A hundred mountains and no bird, / A thousand paths without a footprint; / A little boat, a bamboo cloak, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 244
How victory may be produced for them out of the enemy's own tactics–that is what the multitude cannot comprehend. [...] Cf. Sunzi 89
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