There is a fox, solitary and suspicious, / At that dam over the Qi. / My heart is sad ; – / That man has no [...] Cf. Shijing 63
1. The Master said, "If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try [...] Cf. Lunyu 19
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
The five Holy Mountains have the rank of the Three Dukes. / The other four make a ring, with the Song Mountain [...] Cf. Tangshi 68
Amid the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all; amid confusion [...] Cf. Sunzi 67
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