Luxuriantly grows the aster-southernwood, / In the midst of that large mound. / Since we see our noble lord, / We [...] Cf. Shijing 176
1. The philosopher Yû said, "They are few who, being filial and fraternal, are fond of offending against their [...] Cf. Lunyu 2
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
North of me, south of me, spring is in flood, / Day after day I have seen only gulls.... / My path is full of [...] Cf. Tangshi 183
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted [...] Cf. Sunzi 17
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