The moon comes forth in her brightness ; / How lovely is that beautiful lady ! / O to have my deep longings for her [...] Cf. Shijing 143
1. It was difficult to talk (profitably and reputably) with the people of Hû-hsiang, and a lad of that place having had [...] Cf. Lunyu 179
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
As I walk in the cool of the autumn night, / Thinking of you, singing my poem, / I hear a mountain pine-cone [...] Cf. Tangshi 240
To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; [...] Cf. Sunzi 48
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