The swallows go flying about, / With their wings unevenly displayed. / The lady was returning [to her native [...] Cf. Shijing 28
The Duke Âi asked, saying, "What should be done in order to secure the submission of the people?" Confucius replied, [...] Cf. Lunyu 35
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
It's a long way home, a long way east. / I am old and my sleeve is wet with tears. / We meet on horseback. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 270
Hence it is not enough to put one's trust in the tethering of horses, and the burying of chariot wheels in the ground [...] Cf. Sunzi 205
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