Gently blows the east wind ; – / The wind followed by the rain. / In the time of fear and dread, / It was all I [...] Cf. Shijing 201
1. Chung-kung, being chief minister to the head of the Chi family, asked about government. The Master said, "Employ [...] Cf. Lunyu 319
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
A wind, bringing willow-cotton, sweetens the shop, / And a girl from Wu, pouring wine, urges me to share it / [...] Cf. Tangshi 55
In dry, level country, take up an easily accessible position with rising ground to your right and on your rear, so [...] Cf. Sunzi 134
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