How lovely is the retiring girl ! / She was to await me at a corner of the wall. / Loving and not seeing [...] Cf. Shijing 42
1. Tsze-yû said, "The disciples and followers of Tsze-hsiâ, in sprinkling and sweeping the ground, in answering and [...] Cf. Lunyu 496
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
I dismount from my horse and I offer you wine, / And I ask you where you are going and why. / And you answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 13
How victory may be produced for them out of the enemy's own tactics–that is what the multitude cannot comprehend. [...] Cf. Sunzi 89
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