Look at the foot of the Han, / How abundantly grow the hazel and the arrow-thorn ! / Easy and self-possessed was [...] Cf. Shijing 239
1. The Master said, "Alas! there is no one that knows me." / 2. Tsze-kung said, "What do you mean by thus saying – [...] Cf. Lunyu 382
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Drink, my horse, while we cross the autumn water!- / The stream is cold and the wind like a sword, / As we [...] Cf. Tangshi 37
We may take it then that an army without its baggage- train is lost; without provisions it is lost; without bases of [...] Cf. Sunzi 101
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