The husband's to their old age, / In her headdress, and the cross-pins, with their six jewels ; / Easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 47
The Master said, "The superior man wishes to be slow in his speech and earnest in his conduct." [...] Cf. Lunyu 90
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
Your seven strings are like the voice / Of a cold wind in the pines, / Singing old beloved songs / Which no [...] Cf. Tangshi 238
On the day they are ordered out to battle, your soldiers may weep, [...] Cf. Sunzi 202
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