The wind blows and is fierce, / He looks at me and smiles, / With scornful words and dissolute, – the [...] Cf. Shijing 30
1. The Master was playing, one day, on a musical stone in Wei, when a man, carrying a straw basket, passed door of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 386
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
Pure of heart and therefore hungry, / All night long you have sung in vain – / Oh, this final broken indrawn [...] Cf. Tangshi 156
The host thus forming a single united body, is it impossible either for the brave to advance alone, or for the cowardly [...] Cf. Sunzi 112
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