Fat and large are the stallions, / On the plains of the far-distant borders. / Of those stallions, fat and large, / [...] Cf. Shijing 297
1. The head of the Chî family was going to attack Chwan-yü. / 2. Zan Yû and Chî-lû had an interview with Confucius, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 434
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
Never mind if the people are not intimidated by your authority. A Mightier Authority will deal with them in the end. Do [...] Cf. Daodejing 72
When I questioned your pupil, under a pine-tree, / "My teacher," he answered, " went for herbs, / But toward [...] Cf. Tangshi 249
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are [...] Cf. Sunzi 201
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