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. He did not dislike to have his rice finely cleaned, nor to have his mince meat cut quite small. / 2. He did not eat [...] Cf. Lunyu 248
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
Away from home, I was longing for news / Winter after winter, spring after spring. / Now, nearing my village, [...] Cf. Tangshi 250
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; [...] Cf. Sunzi 55
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