Cold come the waters down from that spring, / And overflow the bushy wolf's-tail grass, / Ah me ! I awake and sigh, [...] Cf. Shijing 153
Tsze-hsiâ asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "The difficulty is with the countenance. If, when their elders [...] Cf. Lunyu 24
Chieh / Limitation / Water over lake: the image of LIMITATION. Thus the superior man Creates number and [...] Cf. Yijing 60
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
Her jade-green alcove curtained thick with silk, / Her vermilion screen with its pattern of flowers, / Her [...] Cf. Tangshi 307
Hence it is not enough to put one's trust in the tethering of horses, and the burying of chariot wheels in the ground [...] Cf. Sunzi 205
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