Beneath my door made of cross pieces of wood, / I can rest at my leisure ; / By the wimpling stream from my [...] Cf. Shijing 138
The Master said, "I will not be concerned at men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability." [...] Cf. Lunyu 377
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
With this cold night-rain hiding the river, you have come into Wu. / In the level dawn, all alone, you will be [...] Cf. Tangshi 264
Such is the art of warfare. [...] Cf. Sunzi 121
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