High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
The Master said, "If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yî, and then I might come [...] Cf. Lunyu 167
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
It is almost as hard for friends to meet / As for the morning and evening stars. / Tonight then is a rare [...] Cf. Tangshi 9
In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed. Whether to concentrate or to divide your troops, must be [...] Cf. Sunzi 105
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