Full and good looking was the gentleman, / Who waited for me in the lane ! / I repent that I did not go with him. / [...] Cf. Shijing 88
1. When the prince called him to employ him in the reception of a visitor, his countenance appeared to change, and his [...] Cf. Lunyu 243
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
You are gone. The river is high at my door. / Cicadas are mute on dew-laden boughs. / This is a moment when [...] Cf. Tangshi 159
Hence it is not enough to put one's trust in the tethering of horses, and the burying of chariot wheels in the ground [...] Cf. Sunzi 205
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