In the sixth month all was bustle and excitement. / The war carriages had been made ready, / With the four steeds [...] Cf. Shijing 177
The Master said, "A minister, in serving his prince, reverently discharges his duties, and makes his emolument a [...] Cf. Lunyu 429
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Tender orchid-leaves in spring / And cinnamon- blossoms bright in autumn / Are as self- contained as life is, [...] Cf. Tangshi 2
When he has penetrated into hostile territory, but to no great distance, it is facile ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 181
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