[There are] the white elms at the east gate. / And the oaks on Wanqiu ; / The daughter of Zizhong, / Dances about [...] Cf. Shijing 137
1. The Master said, "Riches and honors are what men desire. If it cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not [...] Cf. Lunyu 71
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
While worldly matters take their turn, / Ancient, modern, to and fro, / Rivers and mountains are changeless in [...] Cf. Tangshi 125
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins [...] Cf. Sunzi 141
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