In the first month [of summer] the hoar-frost abounds, / And my heart is wounded with sorrow. / The false calumnies [...] Cf. Shijing 192
The Master said, "When a man may be spoken with, not to speak to him is to err in reference to the man. When a man may [...] Cf. Lunyu 399
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
Wistful, away from my friends and kin, / Through mist and fog I float and float / With the sail that bears me [...] Cf. Tangshi 28
We may take it then that an army without its baggage- train is lost; without provisions it is lost; without bases of [...] Cf. Sunzi 101
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