Fat and large are the stallions, / On the plains of the far-distant borders. / Of those stallions, fat and large, / [...] Cf. Shijing 297
The Master was wishing Ch'î-tiâo K'âi to enter an official employment. He replied, "I am not yet able to rest in the [...] Cf. Lunyu 98
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
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 the holiday approaches, and grasses are bright after rain, / And the causeway gleams with willows, and [...] Cf. Tangshi 311
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, [...] Cf. Sunzi 28
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