Swift flies the falcon, / To the thick-wooded forest in the north. / While I do not see my husband, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 132
1. The Duke Ai asked which of the disciples loved to learn. / 2. Confucius replied to him, "There was Yen Hûi; HE loved [...] Cf. Lunyu 123
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
Long divided by river and sea, / For years we two have failed to meet – / And suddenly to find you seems like [...] Cf. Tangshi 147
When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; and the ranks are formed [...] Cf. Sunzi 167
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