There is a solitary russet pear tree, / Growing on the left of the way. / That princely man there ! / He might be [...] Cf. Shijing 123
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
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
I am only an old woodsman, whispering a sob, / As I steal like a spring-shadow down the Winding River. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 88
Carefully compare the opposing army with your own, so that you may know where strength is superabundant and where it is [...] Cf. Sunzi 87
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