In your lamb's fur you saunter about ; / In your fox's fur you hold your court. / How should I not think anxiously [...] Cf. Shijing 146
The Master said, "Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Châo and Wei, but he is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 358
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
When this melody for the flageolet was made by Lady Cai, / When long ago one by one she sang its eighteen stanzas, [...] Cf. Tangshi 50
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 88
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