Heavy lies the dew ; / Nothing but the sun can dry it. / Happily and long into the night we drink ; – / Till [...] Cf. Shijing 174
The Master said, "When rulers love to observe the rules of propriety, the people respond readily to the calls on them [...] Cf. Lunyu 388
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
Cicadas complain of thin mulberry-trees / In the Eighth-month chill at the frontier pass. / Through the gate [...] Cf. Tangshi 36
The sight of men whispering together in small knots or speaking in subdued tones points to disaffection amongst the [...] Cf. Sunzi 149
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