What are there on Zhongnan ? / There are white firs and plum trees. / Our prince has arrived at it, / Wearing an [...] Cf. Shijing 130
The Master said, "In letters I am perhaps equal to other men, but the character of the superior man, carrying out in [...] Cf. Lunyu 183
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
Friend, I have watched you down the mountain / Till now in the dark I close my thatch door.... / Grasses return [...] Cf. Tangshi 226
When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a [...] Cf. Sunzi 166
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