Would you gather the liquorice, would you gather the liquorice, / On the top of Shouyang ? / When men tell their [...] Cf. Shijing 125
1. The Master was speaking about the unprincipled course of the duke Ling of Wei, when Ch'î K'ang said, "Since he is of [...] Cf. Lunyu 366
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
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
Her tears are spent, but no dreams come. / She can hear the others singing through the night. / She has lost [...] Cf. Tangshi 282
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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