Full and good looking was the gentleman, / Who waited for me in the lane ! / I repent that I did not go with him. / [...] Cf. Shijing 88
1. The Master was playing, one day, on a musical stone in Wei, when a man, carrying a straw basket, passed door of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 386
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
His Palace of Purple Spring has been taken by mist and cloud, / As he would have taken all Yangzhou to be his [...] Cf. Tangshi 211
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. [...] Cf. Sunzi 47
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