Large are the fields, and various is the work to be done. / Having selected the seed, and looked after the [...] Cf. Shijing 212
Tsze-hsiâ said, "My friend Chang can do things which are hard to be done, but yet he is not perfectly virtuous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 499
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
Far off in Fuzhou she is watching the moonlight, / Watching it alone from the window of her chamber- / For our [...] Cf. Tangshi 105
EARTH comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and [...] Cf. Sunzi 5
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