Among their ten acres, / The mulberry-planters stand idly about. / ' Come, ' [says one to another], ' I will go [...] Cf. Shijing 111
The Master said, "Yen P'ing knew well how to maintain friendly intercourse. The acquaintance might be long, but he [...] Cf. Lunyu 109
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
As the holiday approaches, and grasses are bright after rain, / And the causeway gleams with willows, and [...] Cf. Tangshi 311
Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to [...] Cf. Sunzi 24
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