How shall it be said that you have no clothes ? / I will share my long robes with you. / The king is raising his [...] Cf. Shijing 133
1. The philosopher Tsang being ill, Meng Chang went to ask how he was. / 2. Tsang said to him, "When a bird is about to [...] Cf. Lunyu 192
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
Though a shower bends the river-grass, a bird is singing, / While ghosts of the Six Dynasties pass like a dream / [...] Cf. Tangshi 308
Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the [...] Cf. Sunzi 232
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