Among their ten acres, / The mulberry-planters stand idly about. / ' Come, ' [says one to another], ' I will go [...] Cf. Shijing 111
The Master said, "The superior man does not promote a man simply on account of his words, nor does he put aside good [...] Cf. Lunyu 414
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
While my little boat moves on its mooring of mist, / And daylight wanes, old memories begin.... / How wide the [...] Cf. Tangshi 231
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Sunzi 254
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