Dropping are the fruits from the plum-tree ; / There are [but] seven [tenths] of them left ! / For the [...] Cf. Shijing 20
1. Tsze-lû said, "The duke Hwan caused his brother Chiû to be killed, when Shâo Hû died with his master, but Kwan Chung [...] Cf. Lunyu 363
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
As I walk in the cool of the autumn night, / Thinking of you, singing my poem, / I hear a mountain pine-cone [...] Cf. Tangshi 240
If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 174
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