Those officers of the [old] capital, / With their fox-furs so yellow, / Their deportment unvaryingly [correct], / [...] Cf. Shijing 225
The Master said, "How majestic was the manner in which Shun and Yü held possession of the empire, as if it were nothing [...] Cf. Lunyu 206
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
All alone in a foreign land, / I am twice as homesick on this day / When brothers carry dogwood up the [...] Cf. Tangshi 263
Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude, most dangerous. [...] Cf. Sunzi 97
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