Profoundly wise were [the lords of] Shang, / And long had there appeared the omens [of their dignity ]. / When the [...] Cf. Shijing 304
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The officer, having discharged all his duties, should devote his leisure to learning. The student, [...] Cf. Lunyu 497
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
When this melody for the flageolet was made by Lady Cai, / When long ago one by one she sang its eighteen stanzas, [...] Cf. Tangshi 50
Sun Tzu said: We come now to the question of encamping the army, and observing signs of the enemy. Pass quickly over [...] Cf. Sunzi 131
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