Worn out is the basket at the dam, / And the fishes are the bream and the Guan, / The daughter of Qi has returned, [...] Cf. Shijing 104
The Master said, "He who does not anticipate attempts to deceive him, nor think beforehand of his not being believed, [...] Cf. Lunyu 378
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Mist veils the cold stream, and moonlight the sand, / As I moor in the shadow of a river-tavern, / Where girls, [...] Cf. Tangshi 291
Thus one who is skillful at keeping the enemy on the move maintains deceitful appearances, according to which the enemy [...] Cf. Sunzi 70
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