The male pheasant flies away, / Lazily moving his wings. / The man of my heart ! – / He has brought on [...] Cf. Shijing 33
The Master said, "Hûi gives me no assistance. There is nothing that I say in which he does not delight." [...] Cf. Lunyu 271
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
Even in this world the spirit of a hero / Lives and reigns for thousands of years. / You were the firmest of [...] Cf. Tangshi 150
EARTH comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and [...] Cf. Sunzi 5
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