His great carriage rumbles along, / And his robes of rank glitter like the young sedge. / Do I not think of you ? [...] Cf. Shijing 73
The Master said, "To tell, as we go along, what we have heard on the way, is to cast away our virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 461
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
How gladly I would seek a mountain / If I had enough means to live as a recluse! / For I turn at last from [...] Cf. Tangshi 129
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. [...] Cf. Sunzi 22
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