With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
1. A high officer asked Tsze-kung, saying, "May we not say that your Master is a sage? How various is his ability!" / [...] Cf. Lunyu 215
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
The way is broad like the blue sky, / But no way out before my eye. / I am ashamed to follow those who have no [...] Cf. Tangshi 83
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor [...] Cf. Sunzi 15
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