O owl, O owl, / You have taken my young ones ; – / Do not [also] destroy my nest. / With love and with toil, / [...] Cf. Shijing 155
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
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
With twilight passing her silken window, / She weeps alone in her chamber of gold / For spring is departing [...] Cf. Tangshi 276
The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, [...] Cf. Sunzi 253
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