Hear the roll of our drums ! / See how we leap about, using our weapons ! / Those do the fieldwork in the [...] Cf. Shijing 31
1. Pî Hsî inviting him to visit him, the Master was inclined to go. / 2. Tsze-lû said, "Master, formerly I have heard [...] Cf. Lunyu 454
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
Her jade-white staircase is cold with dew; / Her silk soles are wet, she lingered there so long.... / Behind [...] Cf. Tangshi 255
When an army feeds its horses with grain and kills its cattle for food, [...] Cf. Sunzi 148
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