In the valleys grows the mother-wort, / But scorched is it in the drier places. / There is a woman forced to [...] Cf. Shijing 69
1. Shun had five ministers, and the empire was well governed. / 2. King Wû said, "I have ten able ministers." / 3. [...] Cf. Lunyu 208
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
I sit here alone, mourning for us both. / How many years do I lack now of my threescore and ten? / There have [...] Cf. Tangshi 207
Hence in the wise leader's plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together. [...] Cf. Sunzi 126
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