He was waiting for me between the door and the screen. / The strings of his ear-stoppers were of white silk, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 98
Hûi of Liû-hsiâ, being chief criminal judge, was thrice dismissed from his office. Some one said to him, "Is it not yet [...] Cf. Lunyu 475
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, / Borne by the channel of a green stream, / Rounding ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 15
The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when [...] Cf. Sunzi 2
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