The flowers of the bignonia, / Are of a deep yellow. / My heart is sad ; / I feel its wound. / / The [...] Cf. Shijing 233
The Master said, "He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good." [...] Cf. Lunyu 367
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
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
Pure wine costs, for the golden cup, ten thousand coppers a flagon, / And a jade plate of dainty food calls for a [...] Cf. Tangshi 82
To be ignored of any one of the following four or five principles does not befit a warlike prince. When a warlike [...] Cf. Sunzi 216
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