Ye locusts, winged tribes, / How harmoniously you collect together ! / Right is it that your descendants / [...] Cf. Shijing 5
1. Tsze-chang was learning with a view to official emolument. / 2. The Master said, "Hear much and put aside the points [...] Cf. Lunyu 34
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
Her hands of white jade by a window of snow / Are glimmering on a golden-fretted harp – / And to draw the [...] Cf. Tangshi 241
In raiding and plundering be like fire, [...] Cf. Sunzi 107
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