How goes the night ? / It is not yet midnight. / The torch is blazing in the court-yard. / My princely men are [...] Cf. Shijing 182
The philosopher Yû said, "When agreements are made according to what is right, what is spoken can be made good. When [...] Cf. Lunyu 13
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
Living under a thatch roof, never wearing fragrant silk, / She longs to arrange a marriage, but how could she [...] Cf. Tangshi 222
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out [...] Cf. Sunzi 233
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