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
1. The Master said, "There is Hûi! He has nearly attained to perfect virtue. He is often in want. / 2. "Ts'ze does not [...] Cf. Lunyu 286
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
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
By this wall that surrounds the three Qin districts, / Through a mist that makes five rivers one, / We bid each [...] Cf. Tangshi 92
In crossing salt-marshes, your sole concern should be to get over them quickly, without any delay. So much for [...] Cf. Sunzi 133
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