The nest is the magpie's ; / The dove dwells in it. / This young lady is going to her future home ; / A [...] Cf. Shijing 12
[...] 4. Lâo said, "The Master said, 'Having no official employment, I acquired many arts.'" [...] Cf. Lunyu 216
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
The limpid river, past its bushes / Running slowly as my chariot, / Becomes a fellow voyager / Returning [...] Cf. Tangshi 117
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and devise unfathomable plans. [...] Cf. Sunzi 197
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