Green is the upper robe, / Green with a yellow lining ! / The sorrow of my heart, – / How can it cease [...] Cf. Shijing 27
1. The Master said, "There is Yung! – He might occupy the place of a prince." [...] [...] Cf. Lunyu 121
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
In dangerous times we two came south; / Now you go north in safety, without me. / But remember my head growing [...] Cf. Tangshi 149
At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity [...] Cf. Sunzi 221
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