How gay and dissipated you are, / There on the top of Wanqiu ! / You are full of kindly affection indeed, / But [...] Cf. Shijing 136
1. When the prince sent him a gift of cooked meat, he would adjust his mat, first taste it, and then give it away to [...] Cf. Lunyu 258
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
The red-capped Cock-Man has just announced morning; / The Keeper of the Robes brings Jade-Cloud Furs; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 178
A victorious army opposed to a routed one, is as a pound's weight placed in the scale against a single grain. [...] Cf. Sunzi 56
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