Very grand is the mountain of Liang, / Which was made cultivable by Yu. / Bright it is the way from it, / [Along [...] Cf. Shijing 261
Tsze-kung asked about friendship. The Master said, "Faithfully admonish your friend, and skillfully lead him on. If you [...] Cf. Lunyu 316
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
She brings a broom at dawn to the Golden Palace doorway / And dusts the hall from end to end with her round fan, [...] Cf. Tangshi 314
Carefully compare the opposing army with your own, so that you may know where strength is superabundant and where it is [...] Cf. Sunzi 87
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