Ye locusts, winged tribes, / How harmoniously you collect together ! / Right is it that your descendants / [...] Cf. Shijing 5
1. When he entered the palace gate, he seemed to bend his body, as if it were not sufficient to admit him. / 2. When he [...] Cf. Lunyu 244
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
New Year's only deepens my longing, / Adds to the lonely tears of an exile / Who, growing old and still in [...] Cf. Tangshi 137
The onset of troops is like the rush of a torrent which will even roll stones along in its course. The quality of [...] Cf. Sunzi 64
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