His great carriage rumbles along, / And his robes of rank glitter like the young sedge. / Do I not think of you ? [...] Cf. Shijing 73
1. Seeing the countenance, it instantly rises. It flies round, and by and by settles. / 2. The Master said, "There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 267
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
This one-story inn at Nanjing ferry / Is a miserable lodging-place for the night – / But across the dead [...] Cf. Tangshi 286
Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the [...] Cf. Sunzi 232
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