Those officers of escort, / Have their carriers of lances and halberds. / But these creatures, / With their three [...] Cf. Shijing 151
The Master said, "I returned from Wei to Lû, and then the music was reformed, and the pieces in the Royal songs and [...] Cf. Lunyu 224
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Wistful, away from my friends and kin, / Through mist and fog I float and float / With the sail that bears me [...] Cf. Tangshi 28
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins [...] Cf. Sunzi 141
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