I look up to great Heaven, / But it shows us no kindness. / Very long have we been disquieted, / And these great [...] Cf. Shijing 264
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
While a cold wind is creeping under my mat, / And the city's naked wall grows pale with the autumn moon, / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 142
On contentious ground, I would hurry up my rear. [...] Cf. Sunzi 210
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