How well do the black robes befit you ! / When worn out, we will make others for you. / We will go to your court, / [...] Cf. Shijing 75
1. He did not dislike to have his rice finely cleaned, nor to have his mince meat cut quite small. / 2. He did not eat [...] Cf. Lunyu 248
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Where, before me, are the ages that have gone? / And where, behind me, are the coming generations? / I think of [...] Cf. Tangshi 46
With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be [...] Cf. Sunzi 30
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