On the willows at the east gate, / The leaves are very luxuria.... / The evening was the time agreed on, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 140
Mang Wû asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "Parents are anxious lest their children should be sick." [...] Cf. Lunyu 22
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
In Tao the only motion is returning; / The only useful quality, weakness. / For though all creatures under heaven are [...] Cf. Daodejing 40
Only to wanderers can come / Ever new the shock of beauty, / Of white cloud and red cloud dawning from the sea, [...] Cf. Tangshi 94
If you march fifty li in order to outmaneuver the enemy, you will lose the leader of your first division, and only [...] Cf. Sunzi 100
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