Yao-yao went the grass-insects, / And the hoppers sprang about. / While I do not see my lord, / My [...] Cf. Shijing 14
The people of Ch'î sent to Lû a present of female musicians, which Chî Hwan received, and for three days no court was [...] Cf. Lunyu 477
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
The war-chariots rattle, / The war-horses whinny. / Each man of you has a bow and a quiver at his belt. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 86
On serious ground, gather in plunder. [...] Cf. Sunzi 191
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