In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Even in inferior studies and employments there is something worth being looked at; but if it be [...] Cf. Lunyu 488
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
At this lofty tower where the town ends, wilderness begins; / And our longing has as far to go as the ocean or the [...] Cf. Tangshi 203
He burns his boats and breaks his cooking-pots; like a shepherd driving a flock of sheep, he drives his men this way [...] Cf. Sunzi 207
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