The two youths got into their boats, / Whose shadows floated about [on the water]. / I think longingly of [...] Cf. Shijing 44
The Master said, "It is all over. I have not yet seen one who could perceive his faults, and inwardly accuse himself." [...] Cf. Lunyu 119
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
Let feasting begin in the wild camp! / Let bugles cry our victory! / Let us drink, let us dance in our golden [...] Cf. Tangshi 259
On the day that you take up your command, block the frontier passes, destroy the official tallies, [...] Cf. Sunzi 219
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