The sun is in the east, / And that lovely girl, / Is in my chamber. / She is in my chamber ; / She treads in my [...] Cf. Shijing 99
Chî Wan thought thrice, and then acted. When the Master was informed of it, he said, "Twice may do." [...] Cf. Lunyu 112
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
Outside are insignia, shown in state; / But here are sweet incense-clouds, quietly ours. / Wind and rain, [...] Cf. Tangshi 27
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own [...] Cf. Sunzi 172
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