In your lamb's fur you saunter about ; / In your fox's fur you hold your court. / How should I not think anxiously [...] Cf. Shijing 146
The Master said, "While his parents are alive, the son may not go abroad to a distance. If he does go abroad, he must [...] Cf. Lunyu 85
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I [...] Cf. Sunzi 194
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