The sun is in the east, / And that lovely girl, / Is in my chamber. / She is in my chamber ; / She treads in my [...] Cf. Shijing 99
The Master said: "He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against." [...] Cf. Lunyu 78
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
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
From a pot of wine among the flowers / I drank alone. There was no one with me – / Till, raising my cup, I [...] Cf. Tangshi 6
When you plunder a countryside, let the spoil be divided amongst your men; [...] Cf. Sunzi 109
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