Yellow bird, yellow bird, / Do not settle on the broussonetias, / Do not eat my paddy. / The people of this [...] Cf. Shijing 187
The Master said, "To tell, as we go along, what we have heard on the way, is to cast away our virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 461
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
Never mind if the people are not intimidated by your authority. A Mightier Authority will deal with them in the end. Do [...] Cf. Daodejing 72
An old fisherman spent the night here, under the western cliff; / He dipped up water from the pure Hsiang and made [...] Cf. Tangshi 70
The onrush of a conquering force is like the bursting of pent-up waters into a chasm a thousand fathoms deep. [...] Cf. Sunzi 57
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