The cricket is in the hall, / And the year is drawing to a close. / If we do not enjoy ourselves now, / The days [...] Cf. Shijing 114
The Master said, "To tell, as we go along, what we have heard on the way, is to cast away our virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 461
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
A girl of the Lu clan who lives in Golden-Wood Hall, / Where swallows perch in pairs on beams of tortoiseshell, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 223
Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete at all points; the State will be strong; if the [...] Cf. Sunzi 33
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