Along the highway, / I hold you by the cuff. / Do not hate me ; – / Old intercourse should not be suddenly [...] Cf. Shijing 81
The Master said, "Mang Chih-fan does not boast of his merit. Being in the rear on an occasion of flight, when they were [...] Cf. Lunyu 135
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
Beside the Temple of the Great Premier stands an ancient cypress / With a trunk of green bronze and a root of [...] Cf. Tangshi 63
In raiding and plundering be like fire, [...] Cf. Sunzi 107
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