The fish pass into the basket, / Yellow-jaws and sand-blowers. / Our host has spirits, / Good and abundance of [...] Cf. Shijing 170
1. When he was carrying the scepter of his ruler, he seemed to bend his body, as if he were not able to bear its [...] Cf. Lunyu 245
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
Thinking only of their vow that they would crush the Tartars- - / On the desert, clad in sable and silk, five [...] Cf. Tangshi 309
Too frequent rewards signify that the enemy is at the end of his resources; [...] Cf. Sunzi 150
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