There he is gathering the dolichos ! / A day without seeing him, / Is like three months ! / / There he is [...] Cf. Shijing 72
The Master said, "The superior man is dignified, but does not wrangle. He is sociable, but not a partisan." [...] Cf. Lunyu 413
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
At a little grass-hut in the valley of the river, / Where a cloud seems born from a viney wall, / You will love [...] Cf. Tangshi 139
A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; [...] Cf. Sunzi 114
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