How vast is God, / The ruler of men below ! / How arrayed in terrors is God, / With many things irregular in His [...] Cf. Shijing 255
1. The head of the Chî family was richer than the duke of Châu had been, and yet Ch'iû collected his imposts for him, [...] Cf. Lunyu 284
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
New Year's only deepens my longing, / Adds to the lonely tears of an exile / Who, growing old and still in [...] Cf. Tangshi 137
In raiding and plundering be like fire, [...] Cf. Sunzi 107
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