I ascend that northern hill, / And gather the medlars. / An officer, strong and vigorous, / Morning and evening I [...] Cf. Shijing 205
The Master said, "Mang Chih-fan does not boast of his merit. Being in the rear on an occasion of flight, when they were [...] Cf. Lunyu 135
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
See how the Yellow River's waters move out of heaven. / Entering the ocean, never to return. / See how lovely [...] Cf. Tangshi 85
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. [...] Cf. Sunzi 47
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