Round and round the firewood is bound ; / And the Three Stars appear in the sky. / This evening is what evening, / [...] Cf. Shijing 118
Tsze-hsiâ said, "When a person does not transgress the boundary line in the great virtues, he may pass and repass it in [...] Cf. Lunyu 495
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
Rough were the mountain-stones, and the path very narrow; / And when I reached the temple, bats were in the dusk. [...] Cf. Tangshi 66
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 88
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