The nest is the magpie's ; / The dove dwells in it. / This young lady is going to her future home ; / A [...] Cf. Shijing 12
The Master said, "Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors." [...] Cf. Lunyu 91
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
High in the faint moonlight, wildgeese are soaring. / Tartar chieftains are fleeing through the dark – / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 258
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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