Lamb's fur and leopard's cuffs, / You use us with unkindness. / Might we not find another chief ? / But [we stay] [...] Cf. Shijing 120
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Mechanics have their shops to dwell in, in order to accomplish their works. The superior man learns, [...] Cf. Lunyu 491
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
Away from home, I was longing for news / Winter after winter, spring after spring. / Now, nearing my village, [...] Cf. Tangshi 250
But when the army is restless and distrustful, trouble is sure to come from the other feudal princes. This is simply [...] Cf. Sunzi 38
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