In the low, wet grounds, the mulberry trees are beautiful, / And their leaves are luxuriant. / When I see the [...] Cf. Shijing 228
1. Tsze-chang was learning with a view to official emolument. / 2. The Master said, "Hear much and put aside the points [...] Cf. Lunyu 34
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
Without leaving his door / He knows everything under heaven. / Without looking out of his window / He knows all the [...] Cf. Daodejing 47
A faint phoenix-tail gauze, fragrant and doubled, / Lines your green canopy, closed for the night.... / Will [...] Cf. Tangshi 217
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; [...] Cf. Sunzi 129
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