Along the highway, / I hold you by the cuff. / Do not hate me ; – / Old intercourse should not be suddenly [...] Cf. Shijing 81
1. The Master said, "A sage it is not mine to see; could I see a man of real talent and virtue, that would satisfy me." [...] Cf. Lunyu 176
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
The woods are black and a wind assails the grasses, / Yet the general tries night archery – / And next morning [...] Cf. Tangshi 257
In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns. Thus it may be known that the leader of [...] Cf. Sunzi 23
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