Ye, brilliant and accomplished princess, / Have conferred on me this happiness. / Your favours to me are without [...] Cf. Shijing 269
The Master said, "Hûi gives me no assistance. There is nothing that I say in which he does not delight." [...] Cf. Lunyu 271
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
This night to the west of the river-brim / There is not one cloud in the whole blue sky, / As I watch from my [...] Cf. Tangshi 104
On hemmed-in ground, resort to stratagem. [...] Cf. Sunzi 192
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