A lucky day was wu, / And we sacrificed on it to the Ruler [of horses], and prayed. / Our hunting carriages were [...] Cf. Shijing 180
The Master said, "A man can enlarge the principles which he follows; those principles do not enlarge the man." [...] Cf. Lunyu 420
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
All alone in a foreign land, / I am twice as homesick on this day / When brothers carry dogwood up the [...] Cf. Tangshi 263
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need [...] Cf. Sunzi 200
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