Thickly they spread about, the dolichos creepers, / On the borders of the He. / For ever separated from my [...] Cf. Shijing 71
[...] 3. Yuan Sze being made governor of his town by the Master, he gave him nine hundred measures of grain, but Sze [...] Cf. Lunyu 125
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
I am far from the clouds of Sung Mountain, a long way from trees in Qin; / And I send to you a message carried by [...] Cf. Tangshi 299
Hence in the wise leader's plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together. [...] Cf. Sunzi 126
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