Those in the leather caps, – / Who are they ? / Since your spirits are [so]good, / And your viands are [so] [...] Cf. Shijing 217
The Master, when he entered the grand temple, asked about everything. Some one said, "Who say that the son of the man [...] Cf. Lunyu 55
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
A hundred mountains and no bird, / A thousand paths without a footprint; / A little boat, a bamboo cloak, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 244
We may take it then that an army without its baggage- train is lost; without provisions it is lost; without bases of [...] Cf. Sunzi 101
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