A flock of egrets is flying, / About the marsh there in the west. / My visitors came, / With an [elegant] [...] Cf. Shijing 278
1. The philosopher Yû said, "In practicing the rules of propriety, a natural ease is to be prized. In the ways [...] Cf. Lunyu 12
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
The Emperor has sent for Lady Guoguo. / In the morning, riding toward the palace-gate, / Disdainful of the [...] Cf. Tangshi 285
In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; [...] Cf. Sunzi 54
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