Minister of war, / We are the claws and teeth of the king. / Why have you rolled us into this sorrow, / So that [...] Cf. Shijing 185
The Master said, "Where the solid qualities are in excess of accomplishments, we have rusticity; where the [...] Cf. Lunyu 138
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
A faint phoenix-tail gauze, fragrant and doubled, / Lines your green canopy, closed for the night.... / Will [...] Cf. Tangshi 217
When there is dust rising in a high column, it is the sign of chariots advancing; when the dust is low, but spread over [...] Cf. Sunzi 143
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