Let us gather the thorn-ferns, let us gather the thorn-ferns ; / The thorn-ferns are now springing up. / When shall [...] Cf. Shijing 167
1. The Master said, "Ah! it is Yû, who could with half a word settle litigations!" / 2. Tsze-lû never slept over a [...] Cf. Lunyu 305
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
Oh, but it is high and very dangerous! / Such travelling is harder than scaling the blue sky. / ...Until two [...] Cf. Tangshi 79
The skillful tactician may be likened to the SHUAI-JAN. Now the SHUAI-JAN is a snake that is found in the Ch`ang [...] Cf. Sunzi 203
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