The sun is in the east, / And that lovely girl, / Is in my chamber. / She is in my chamber ; / She treads in my [...] Cf. Shijing 99
1. When the Master was eating by the side of a mourner, he never ate to the full. [...] [...] Cf. Lunyu 159
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 188
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