Long and large grows the e ; – / It is not the e but the hao. / Alas ! alas ! my parents, / With what toil ye [...] Cf. Shijing 202
The Master said, "If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a [...] Cf. Lunyu 27
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
A misty rain comes blowing with a wind from the east, / And wheels faintly thunder beyond Hibiscus Pool. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 213
The rule is, not to besiege walled cities if it can possibly be avoided. [...] Cf. Sunzi 27
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