The wings of the ephemera, / Are robes, bright and splendid. / My heart is grieved ; – / Would they but come [...] Cf. Shijing 150
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Mechanics have their shops to dwell in, in order to accomplish their works. The superior man learns, [...] Cf. Lunyu 491
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
I ponder on the poem of The Precious Dagger. / My road has wound through many years. / ...Now yellow leaves are [...] Cf. Tangshi 157
There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:– [...] Cf. Sunzi 34
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