The two youths got into their boats, / Whose shadows floated about [on the water]. / I think longingly of [...] Cf. Shijing 44
1. The philosopher Yû said, "In practicing the rules of propriety, a natural ease is to be prized. In the ways [...] Cf. Lunyu 12
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
In Tao the only motion is returning; / The only useful quality, weakness. / For though all creatures under heaven are [...] Cf. Daodejing 40
An old fisherman spent the night here, under the western cliff; / He dipped up water from the pure Hsiang and made [...] Cf. Tangshi 70
The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, [...] Cf. Sunzi 253
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