The red bows unbent, / Were received and deposited. / I have here an admirable quest, / And with all my heart I [...] Cf. Shijing 175
The Master said, "A transmitter and not a maker, believing in and loving the ancients, I venture to compare myself with [...] Cf. Lunyu 151
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
A cool-matted silvery bed; but no dreams.... / An evening sky as green as water, shadowed with tender clouds; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 305
Thus the energy developed by good fighting men is as the momentum of a round stone rolled down a mountain thousands of [...] Cf. Sunzi 73
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