The crane cries in the ninth pool of the marsh, / And her voice is heard in the [distant] wilds. / The fish lies in [...] Cf. Shijing 184
The Master said, "Filial indeed is Min Tsze-ch'ien! Other people say nothing of him different from the report of his [...] Cf. Lunyu 272
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
In a sharp gale from the wide sky apes are whimpering, / Birds are flying homeward over the clear lake and white [...] Cf. Tangshi 186
Ground on which each side has liberty of movement is open ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 183
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