A flock of egrets is flying, / About the marsh there in the west. / My visitors came, / With an [elegant] [...] Cf. Shijing 278
1. Shû-sun Wû-shû observed to the great officers in the court, saying, "Tsze-kung is superior to Chung-nî." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 507
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
With no other neighbour but the quiet night, / Here I live in the same old cottage; / And as raindrops brighten [...] Cf. Tangshi 148
Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 188
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