There is a luxuriant willow tree ; – / Who would not wish to rest [under it] ? / [But this] god is very [...] Cf. Shijing 224
The Master said, "If a minister make his own conduct correct, what difficulty will he have in assisting in government? [...] Cf. Lunyu 330
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
A girl of the Lu clan who lives in Golden-Wood Hall, / Where swallows perch in pairs on beams of tortoiseshell, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 223
There are roads which must not be followed, [...] Cf. Sunzi 124
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