Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
The Master said, "In preparing the governmental notifications, P'î Shan first made the rough draft; Shî-shû examined [...] Cf. Lunyu 355
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
Though you think to return to this maze of mountains, / Oh, let them brim your heart with wonder!.... / [...] Cf. Tangshi 229
A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to [...] Cf. Sunzi 116
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