O accomplished Hou-ji, / Thou didst prove thyself the correlate of Heaven ; / Thou didst give grain-food to our [...] Cf. Shijing 275
The Master said, "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 31
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
Without leaving his door / He knows everything under heaven. / Without looking out of his window / He knows all the [...] Cf. Daodejing 47
Flowers are shadowed, the palace darkens, / Birds twitter by for a place to perch; / Heaven's ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 107
When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called TEMPORIZING ground. it [...] Cf. Sunzi 158
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