There is a luxuriant willow tree ; – / Who would not wish to rest [under it] ? / [But this] god is very [...] Cf. Shijing 224
Tsze-chang said, "When a man holds fast to virtue, but without seeking to enlarge it, and believes in right principles, [...] Cf. Lunyu 486
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
A cold light shines on the gathering dew, / As sunset fades beyond the southern mountains; / Trees echo with [...] Cf. Tangshi 163
To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; [...] Cf. Sunzi 48
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