Heaven made the lofty hill, / And king Da brought [the country about] it under cultivation. / He made the [...] Cf. Shijing 270
The Master said, "If a truly royal ruler were to arise, it would still require a generation, and then virtue would [...] Cf. Lunyu 329
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
I face, high over this enchanted lodge, the Court of the Five Cities of Heaven, / And I see a countryside blue and [...] Cf. Tangshi 200
Now a soldier's spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is [...] Cf. Sunzi 115
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