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. The Master said, "Ah! it is Yû, who could with half a word settle litigations!" / 2. Tsze-lû never slept over a [...] Cf. Lunyu 305
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost; / Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman [...] Cf. Tangshi 273
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; Thus on the one hand we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 46
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