I ascend that northern hill, / And gather the medlars. / An officer, strong and vigorous, / Morning and evening I [...] Cf. Shijing 205
1. The Master was put in fear in K'wang. / 2. He said, "After the death of King Wan, was not the cause of truth lodged [...] Cf. Lunyu 214
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
Chang handed me this tracing, from the stone drums, / Beseeching me to write a poem on the stone drums. / Du Fu [...] Cf. Tangshi 69
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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