The fretted waters, / Do not carry on their current a bundle of thorns. / Few are our brethren ; / There are only [...] Cf. Shijing 92
1. Chung-kung, being chief minister to the head of the Chi family, asked about government. The Master said, "Employ [...] Cf. Lunyu 319
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
The north wind rolls the white grasses and breaks them; / And the Eighth-month snow across the Tartar sky / Is [...] Cf. Tangshi 59
Sun Tzu said: We come now to the question of encamping the army, and observing signs of the enemy. Pass quickly over [...] Cf. Sunzi 131
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