[There is] his short war carriage ; – / With the ridge-like end of its pole, elegantly bound in five places ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 128
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The superior man undergoes three changes. Looked at from a distance, he appears stern; when [...] Cf. Lunyu 493
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
Under the crescent moon a light autumn dew / Has chilled the robe she will not change – / And she touches a [...] Cf. Tangshi 313
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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