O accomplished Hou-ji, / Thou didst prove thyself the correlate of Heaven ; / Thou didst give grain-food to our [...] Cf. Shijing 275
Tsze-kung asked, saying, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?" The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 415
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
Time was long before I met her, but is longer since we parted, / And the east wind has arisen and a hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 215
In crossing salt-marshes, your sole concern should be to get over them quickly, without any delay. So much for [...] Cf. Sunzi 133
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