Fresh and bright is the New Tower, / On the waters of the He, wide and deep. / A pleasant, genial mate she [...] Cf. Shijing 43
The philosopher Tsang said, "How imposing is the manner of Chang! It is difficult along with him to practice virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 500
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
Last night my girdle came undone, / And this morning a luck-beetle flew over my bed. / So here are my paints [...] Cf. Tangshi 243
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor [...] Cf. Sunzi 15
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