My husband looks full of satisfaction. / In his left hand he holds his reed-organ, / And with his right he calls [...] Cf. Shijing 67
1. When the Master went to Wei, Zan Yû acted as driver of his carriage. / 2. The Master observed, "How numerous are the [...] Cf. Lunyu 326
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
With no other neighbour but the quiet night, / Here I live in the same old cottage; / And as raindrops brighten [...] Cf. Tangshi 148
When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; and the ranks are formed [...] Cf. Sunzi 167
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