Those frowning rocks, – / How high they rise ! / Over such a distance of hills and streams, / How toilsome is [...] Cf. Shijing 232
1. Shun had five ministers, and the empire was well governed. / 2. King Wû said, "I have ten able ministers." / 3. [...] Cf. Lunyu 208
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
When those red berries come in springtime, / Flushing on your southland branches, / Take home an armful, for my [...] Cf. Tangshi 227
Ground on which each side has liberty of movement is open ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 183
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