Swift flies the falcon, / To the thick-wooded forest in the north. / While I do not see my husband, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 132
1. The Master said, "I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved [...] Cf. Lunyu 72
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
He who knows these things, and in fighting puts his knowledge into practice, will win his battles. He who knows them [...] Cf. Sunzi 170
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