Cold come the waters down from that spring, / And overflow the bushy wolf's-tail grass, / Ah me ! I awake and sigh, [...] Cf. Shijing 153
1. The Duke Ching of Ch'î had a thousand teams, each of four horses, but on the day of his death, the people did not [...] Cf. Lunyu 445
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
You are gone. The river is high at my door. / Cicadas are mute on dew-laden boughs. / This is a moment when [...] Cf. Tangshi 159
But when the army is restless and distrustful, trouble is sure to come from the other feudal princes. This is simply [...] Cf. Sunzi 38
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