Yellow bird, yellow bird, / Do not settle on the broussonetias, / Do not eat my paddy. / The people of this [...] Cf. Shijing 187
1. The Master said, "When a man's knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to [...] Cf. Lunyu 424
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
My office has grown cold today; / And I suddenly think of my mountain friend / Gathering firewood down in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 29
Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness, make your way by unexpected routes, and [...] Cf. Sunzi 195
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