Bright are those extensive fields, / A tenth of whose produce is annually levied. / I take the old stores, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 211
1. A youth of the village of Ch'üeh was employed by Confucius to carry the messages between him and his visitors. Some [...] Cf. Lunyu 391
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
The limpid river, past its bushes / Running slowly as my chariot, / Becomes a fellow voyager / Returning [...] Cf. Tangshi 117
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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