Fat and large are the stallions, / On the plains of the far-distant borders. / Of those stallions, fat and large, / [...] Cf. Shijing 297
1. Some one asked about Tsze-ch'ân. The Master said, "He was a kind man." / 2. He asked about Tsze-hsî. The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 356
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
So bright a gleam on the foot of my bed – / Could there have been a frost already? / Lifting myself to look, I [...] Cf. Tangshi 233
There are roads which must not be followed, [...] Cf. Sunzi 124
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