The flowers of the bignonia, / Are of a deep yellow. / My heart is sad ; / I feel its wound. / / The [...] Cf. Shijing 233
1. Shû-sun Wû-shû observed to the great officers in the court, saying, "Tsze-kung is superior to Chung-nî." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 507
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
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
Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: 1) Accessible ground; [...] Cf. Sunzi 155
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