How long grows the southernwood, / With the dew lying on it so bright ! / Now that I see my noble men, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 173
The Master said, "The Kwan Tsü is expressive of enjoyment without being licentious, and of grief without being [...] Cf. Lunyu 60
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
As I walk in the cool of the autumn night, / Thinking of you, singing my poem, / I hear a mountain pine-cone [...] Cf. Tangshi 240
There are roads which must not be followed, [...] Cf. Sunzi 124
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