There is that little oriole, / Resting on a bend of the mound. / The way is distant, / And I am very much [...] Cf. Shijing 230
1. The Duke Ching of Ch'î had a thousand teams, each of four horses, but on the day of his death, the people did not [...] Cf. Lunyu 445
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
Knowing beauty my misfortune, / I face my mirror with a sigh. / To please a fastidious emperor, / How shall [...] Cf. Tangshi 167
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you [...] Cf. Sunzi 40
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