High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
1. Chî Tsze-zan asked whether Chung Yû and Zan Ch'iû could be called great ministers. / 2. The Master said, "I thought [...] Cf. Lunyu 291
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
Drive the orioles away, / All their music from the trees.... / When she dreamed that she went to Liaoxi Camp / [...] Cf. Tangshi 251
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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