I pray you, Mr. Zhong, / Do not come leaping into my hamlet ; / Do not break my willow trees. / Do I care for [...] Cf. Shijing 76
[...] 2. When he saw any one in a mourning dress, though it might be an acquaintance, he would change countenance; when [...] Cf. Lunyu 265
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
Knowing beauty my misfortune, / I face my mirror with a sigh. / To please a fastidious emperor, / How shall [...] Cf. Tangshi 167
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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