Thickly they spread about, the dolichos creepers, / On the borders of the He. / For ever separated from my [...] Cf. Shijing 71
1. Some one said, "Yung is truly virtuous, but he is not ready with his tongue." / 2. The Master said, "What is the [...] Cf. Lunyu 97
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
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
The travellers' parting-song sounds in the dawn. / Last night a first frost came over the river; / And the [...] Cf. Tangshi 173
Ground which can be abandoned but is hard to re-occupy is called ENTANGLING. From a position of this sort, if the [...] Cf. Sunzi 157
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