It floats about, that boat of cypress wood, / There in the middle of the He. / With his two tufts of hair [...] Cf. Shijing 45
1. Tsze-ch'in asked Tsze-kung, saying, "When our master comes to any country, he does not fail to learn all about its [...] Cf. Lunyu 10
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
When he was a youth of fifteen or twenty, / He chased a wild horse, he caught him and rode him, / He shot the [...] Cf. Tangshi 77
We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors. [...] Cf. Sunzi 102
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