The moon comes forth in her brightness ; / How lovely is that beautiful lady ! / O to have my deep longings for her [...] Cf. Shijing 143
The people of Ch'î sent to Lû a present of female musicians, which Chî Hwan received, and for three days no court was [...] Cf. Lunyu 477
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
A cold light shines on the gathering dew, / As sunset fades beyond the southern mountains; / Trees echo with [...] Cf. Tangshi 163
Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him. [...] Cf. Sunzi 75
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