In the south are trees with curved drooping branches, / With the doliches creepers clinging to them. / To be [...] Cf. Shijing 4
1. "How the flowers of the aspen-plum flutter and turn! Do I not think of you? But your house is distant." / 2. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 240
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
When the Emperor came back from his ride they had murdered Lady Yang – / That passion unforgettable through all [...] Cf. Tangshi 306
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. [...] Cf. Sunzi 49
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