Lamb's fur and leopard's cuffs, / You use us with unkindness. / Might we not find another chief ? / But [we stay] [...] Cf. Shijing 120
The Master said, "I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 170
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
When the Emperor sought guidance from wise men, from exiles, / He found no calmer wisdom than that of young Jia / [...] Cf. Tangshi 304
Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, [...] Cf. Sunzi 240
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