I ascend that northern hill, / And gather the medlars. / An officer, strong and vigorous, / Morning and evening I [...] Cf. Shijing 205
[...] 2. [The Master] did not sing on the same day in which he had been weeping. [...] Cf. Lunyu 160
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
I met you often when you were visiting princes / And when you were playing in noblemen's halls. / ...Spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 271
Sun Tzu said: We come now to the question of encamping the army, and observing signs of the enemy. Pass quickly over [...] Cf. Sunzi 131
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