There are the bird musicians ; there are the blind musicians ; / In the court of [the temple of] Zhou. / There are [...] Cf. Shijing 280
The Master said, "The years of parents may by no means not be kept in the memory, as an occasion at once for joy and [...] Cf. Lunyu 87
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
Since beauty is honoured all over the Empire, / How could Xi Shi remain humbly at home? – / Washing clothes at [...] Cf. Tangshi 17
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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