Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
1. Tsze-kung said, "What do you pronounce concerning the poor man who yet does not flatter, and the rich man who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 15
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure; / And spring comes green again to trees and grasses / [...] Cf. Tangshi 106
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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