The Qin and Wei, / Now present their broad sheets of water. / Ladies and gentlemen, / Are carrying flowers of [...] Cf. Shijing 95
1. Tsze-chang asked Confucius, saying, "In what way should a person in authority act in order that he may conduct [...] Cf. Lunyu 511
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
Here, where you spent your three years' exile, / To be mourned in Chu ten thousand years, / Can I trace your [...] Cf. Tangshi 196
Amid the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all; amid confusion [...] Cf. Sunzi 67
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