In long trains ever increasing grow the gourds. / When [our] people first sprang, / From the country about the Ju [...] Cf. Shijing 237
When the Master was in Ch'î, he heard the Shâo, and for three months did not know the taste of flesh. "I did not [...] Cf. Lunyu 164
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
I am only an old woodsman, whispering a sob, / As I steal like a spring-shadow down the Winding River. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 88
There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:– [...] Cf. Sunzi 34
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