I ascend that northern hill, / And gather the medlars. / An officer, strong and vigorous, / Morning and evening I [...] Cf. Shijing 205
The Master said, "It is not easy to find a man who has learned for three years without coming to be good." [...] Cf. Lunyu 200
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
There lived years ago the beautiful Gongsun, / Who, dancing with her dagger, drew from all four quarters / An [...] Cf. Tangshi 64
Let your rapidity be that of the wind, [...] Cf. Sunzi 106
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