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
Shû-sun Wû-shû having spoken revilingly of Chung-nî, Tsze-kung said, "It is of no use doing so. Chung-nî cannot be [...] Cf. Lunyu 508
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
With this cold night-rain hiding the river, you have come into Wu. / In the level dawn, all alone, you will be [...] Cf. Tangshi 264
Fighting with a large army under your command is nowise different from fighting with a small one: it is merely a [...] Cf. Sunzi 59
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