Large rats ! Large rats ! / Do not eat our millet. / Three years have we had to do with you, / And you have not [...] Cf. Shijing 113
Yen Ch'iû said, "It is not that I do not delight in your doctrines, but my strength is insufficient." The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 132
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
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
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are [...] Cf. Sunzi 201
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