The Qin and Wei, / Now present their broad sheets of water. / Ladies and gentlemen, / Are carrying flowers of [...] Cf. Shijing 95
The Master having visited Nan-tsze, Tsze-lû was displeased, on which the Master swore, saying, "Wherein I have done [...] Cf. Lunyu 148
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
The limpid river, past its bushes / Running slowly as my chariot, / Becomes a fellow voyager / Returning [...] Cf. Tangshi 117
While we keep away from such places, we should get the enemy to approach them; while we face them, we should let the [...] Cf. Sunzi 140
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