Abundant is the growth of the yu and the pu, / Supplying firewood ; yea, stores of it. / Elegant and dignified was [...] Cf. Shijing 238
1. The Master said, "It is by the Odes that the mind is aroused. / 2. "It is by the Rules of Propriety that the [...] Cf. Lunyu 196
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
A cold light shines on the gathering dew, / As sunset fades beyond the southern mountains; / Trees echo with [...] Cf. Tangshi 163
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. [...] Cf. Sunzi 108
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