O you, with the blue collar, / Prolonged is the anxiety of my heart. / Although I do not go [to you], / Why [...] Cf. Shijing 91
The philosopher Tsang said, "I daily examine myself on three points:– whether, in transacting business for others, I [...] Cf. Lunyu 4
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
I met you often when you were visiting princes / And when you were playing in noblemen's halls. / ...Spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 271
A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to [...] Cf. Sunzi 116
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