The wolf springs forward on his dewlap, / Or trips back on his tail. / The duke was humble, and greatly admirable, [...] Cf. Shijing 160
The Master said, "The duke Wan of Tsin was crafty and not upright. The duke Hwan of Ch'î was upright and not crafty." [...] Cf. Lunyu 362
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
When I questioned your pupil, under a pine-tree, / "My teacher," he answered, " went for herbs, / But toward [...] Cf. Tangshi 249
A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; [...] Cf. Sunzi 114
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