Thick grew the tribulus [on the ground], / But they cleared away its thorny bushes. / Why did they this of old ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 209
The people of Ch'î sent to Lû a present of female musicians, which Chî Hwan received, and for three days no court was [...] Cf. Lunyu 477
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
What are you thinking as we part from one another, / Pulling in our horses for the stirrup-cups? / Do these [...] Cf. Tangshi 176
He who knows these things, and in fighting puts his knowledge into practice, will win his battles. He who knows them [...] Cf. Sunzi 170
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