Cold come the waters down from that spring, / And overflow the bushy wolf's-tail grass, / Ah me ! I awake and sigh, [...] Cf. Shijing 153
1. The Master said, "There is Hûi! He has nearly attained to perfect virtue. He is often in want. / 2. "Ts'ze does not [...] Cf. Lunyu 286
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
Since beauty is honoured all over the Empire, / How could Xi Shi remain humbly at home? – / Washing clothes at [...] Cf. Tangshi 17
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need [...] Cf. Sunzi 200
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