My four steeds advanced without stopping ; / The way from Zhou was winding and tedious. / Did I not have the wish [...] Cf. Shijing 162
1. Tsze-ch'in asked Tsze-kung, saying, "When our master comes to any country, he does not fail to learn all about its [...] Cf. Lunyu 10
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
There are faint green mountains and far green waters, / And grasses in this river region not yet faded by autumn; [...] Cf. Tangshi 292
With regard to NARROW PASSES, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the [...] Cf. Sunzi 159
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