The fishes are there, there among the pondweed, / Showing their large heads. / The king is here, here in Hao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 221
1. Tsze-hsiâ asked, saying, "What is the meaning of the passage – 'The pretty dimples of her artful smile! The [...] Cf. Lunyu 48
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
Her jade-green alcove curtained thick with silk, / Her vermilion screen with its pattern of flowers, / Her [...] Cf. Tangshi 307
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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