In the sixth month all was bustle and excitement. / The war carriages had been made ready, / With the four steeds [...] Cf. Shijing 177
The Master said, "Your good, careful people of the villages are the thieves of virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 460
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
The autumn night is clear and cold in the lakka-trees of this courtyard. / I am lying forlorn in the river-town. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 188
Those who were called skillful leaders of old knew how to drive a wedge between the enemy's front and rear; [...] Cf. Sunzi 193
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