If you, Sir, think kindly of me, / I will hold up my lower garments, and cross the Zhen. / If you do not think of [...] Cf. Shijing 87
When Yen Yüan died, Yen Lû begged the carriage of the Master to sell and get an outer shell for his son's coffin. / The [...] Cf. Lunyu 275
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
I am the madman of the Chu country / Who sang a mad song disputing Confucius. / ...Holding in my hand a staff [...] Cf. Tangshi 53
With regard to PRECIPITOUS HEIGHTS, if you are beforehand with your adversary, you should occupy the raised and sunny [...] Cf. Sunzi 160
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