The flowers of the bignonia, / Are of a deep yellow. / My heart is sad ; / I feel its wound. / / The [...] Cf. Shijing 233
Tsze-hsiâ said, "When a person does not transgress the boundary line in the great virtues, he may pass and repass it in [...] Cf. Lunyu 495
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
I am sad. My thoughts are in Youzhou. / I would hurry there-but I am sick in bed. / ...Beauty would be facing [...] Cf. Tangshi 62
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which [...] Cf. Sunzi 36
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