When [Ding] culminated [at night fall], / He began to build the palace at Chu. / Determining its aspects by [...] Cf. Shijing 50
1. The Master said, "Alas! there is no one that knows me." / 2. Tsze-kung said, "What do you mean by thus saying – [...] Cf. Lunyu 382
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Chang handed me this tracing, from the stone drums, / Beseeching me to write a poem on the stone drums. / Du Fu [...] Cf. Tangshi 69
If you set a fully equipped army in march in order to snatch an advantage, the chances are that you will be too late. [...] Cf. Sunzi 98
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