Small are those starlets, / Three or five of them in the east, / Swiftly by night we go ; / In the early [...] Cf. Shijing 21
The Master said, "The progress of the superior man is upwards; the progress of the mean man is downwards." [...] Cf. Lunyu 370
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Without leaving his door / He knows everything under heaven. / Without looking out of his window / He knows all the [...] Cf. Daodejing 47
"Yes, I live here, by the river; / I have sailed on it many and many a time. / Both of us born in Changgan, you [...] Cf. Tangshi 254
In crossing salt-marshes, your sole concern should be to get over them quickly, without any delay. So much for [...] Cf. Sunzi 133
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