He has many carriages, giving forth their Lin-Lin ; / He has horses with their white foreheads. / Before we can see [...] Cf. Shijing 126
1. Yen Yüan asked how the government of a country should be administered. / 2. The Master said, "Follow the seasons of [...] Cf. Lunyu 402
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
Under the crescent moon a light autumn dew / Has chilled the robe she will not change – / And she touches a [...] Cf. Tangshi 313
To begin by bluster, but afterwards to take fright at the enemy's numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence. [...] Cf. Sunzi 151
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