Those frowning rocks, – / How high they rise ! / Over such a distance of hills and streams, / How toilsome is [...] Cf. Shijing 232
The Master said, "There may be those who act without knowing why. I do not do so. Hearing much and selecting what is [...] Cf. Lunyu 178
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
Through the bright day up the mountain, we scan the sky for a war-torch; / At yellow dusk we water our horses in [...] Cf. Tangshi 75
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Sunzi 254
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