The crane cries in the ninth pool of the marsh, / And her voice is heard in the [distant] wilds. / The fish lies in [...] Cf. Shijing 184
The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, language may be lofty and bold, and actions the same. When [...] Cf. Lunyu 350
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
In dangerous times we two came south; / Now you go north in safety, without me. / But remember my head growing [...] Cf. Tangshi 149
Though the enemy be stronger in numbers, we may prevent him from fighting. Scheme so as to discover his plans and the [...] Cf. Sunzi 85
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