The Yellow ducks fly about, / And are taken with hand-nets and spread-nets. / May our sovereign live for ten [...] Cf. Shijing 216
[...] 2. Chi K'ang having sent him a present of physic, he bowed and received it, saying, "I do not know it. I dare not [...] Cf. Lunyu 256
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
Only to wanderers can come / Ever new the shock of beauty, / Of white cloud and red cloud dawning from the sea, [...] Cf. Tangshi 94
The sight of men whispering together in small knots or speaking in subdued tones points to disaffection amongst the [...] Cf. Sunzi 149
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