Oh ! great now is Zhou. / We ascend the high hills, / Both those that are long and narrow, and the lofty mountains [...] Cf. Shijing 296
The Master said, "T'âi-po may be said to have reached the highest point of virtuous action. Thrice he declined the [...] Cf. Lunyu 189
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
A misty rain comes blowing with a wind from the east, / And wheels faintly thunder beyond Hibiscus Pool. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 213
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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