How agile you are ! / You met me in the neighbourhood of Nao, / And we pursued together tow boars of three years. / [...] Cf. Shijing 97
Mang Wû asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "Parents are anxious lest their children should be sick." [...] Cf. Lunyu 22
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
While winter daylight shortens in the elemental scale / And snow and frost whiten the cold-circling night, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 189
A victorious army opposed to a routed one, is as a pound's weight placed in the scale against a single grain. [...] Cf. Sunzi 56
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