The nest is the magpie's ; / The dove dwells in it. / This young lady is going to her future home ; / A [...] Cf. Shijing 12
1. Tsze-lû asked about government. The Master said, "Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their [...] Cf. Lunyu 318
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Far through the night a harp is sighing / With a sadness of wind and rain in the strings.... / There's a [...] Cf. Tangshi 168
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; [...] Cf. Sunzi 69
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