In the seventh month, the Fire Star passes the meridian ; / In the 9th month, clothes are given out. / In the days [...] Cf. Shijing 154
The Master said, "I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out any one who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 158
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
This is where your comrade must leave you, / Turning at the foot of these purple mountains.... / When shall we [...] Cf. Tangshi 111
Ground the possession of which imports great advantage to either side, is contentious ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 182
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