I ascend that tree-clad hill, / And look towards [the residence of] my father. / My father is saying, ' Alas ! my [...] Cf. Shijing 110
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
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
While a cold wind is creeping under my mat, / And the city's naked wall grows pale with the autumn moon, / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 142
Make forays in fertile country in order to supply your army with food. [...] Cf. Sunzi 196
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