There is a luxuriant willow tree ; – / Who would not wish to rest [under it] ? / [But this] god is very [...] Cf. Shijing 224
The Master said, "At the great sacrifice, after the pouring out of the libation, I have no wish to look on." [...] Cf. Lunyu 50
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
Where tender grasses rim the stream / And deep boughs trill with mango-birds, / On the spring flood of last [...] Cf. Tangshi 272
We may take it then that an army without its baggage- train is lost; without provisions it is lost; without bases of [...] Cf. Sunzi 101
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