How long grows the southernwood, / With the dew lying on it so bright ! / Now that I see my noble men, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 173
The Master said, "Even in my early days, a historiographer would leave a blank in his text, and he who had a horse [...] Cf. Lunyu 417
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
Stone-Fish Lake is like Lake Dongting – / When the top of Zun is green and the summer tide is rising. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 65
When an army feeds its horses with grain and kills its cattle for food, [...] Cf. Sunzi 148
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