Amidst the fretted waters, / The white rocks stand up grandly. / Bringing a robe of white silk, with a vermillion [...] Cf. Shijing 116
The Master said, "'It is according to the rules of propriety,' they say. – 'It is according to the rules of [...] Cf. Lunyu 458
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
With monkeys whimpering on the shadowy mountain, / And the river rushing through the night, / And a wind in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 130
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must [...] Cf. Sunzi 11
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