Gently blows the east wind, / With cloudy skies and with rain. / [Husband and wife] should strive to be of the [...] Cf. Shijing 35
The Master said, "Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 464
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
A wind, bringing willow-cotton, sweetens the shop, / And a girl from Wu, pouring wine, urges me to share it / [...] Cf. Tangshi 55
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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