In the valleys grows the mother-wort, / But scorched is it in the drier places. / There is a woman forced to [...] Cf. Shijing 69
1. The Master said, "Small indeed was the capacity of Kwan Chung!" / 2. Some one said, "Was Kwan Chung parsimonious?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 62
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
You have left me behind, old friend, at the Yellow Crane Terrace, / On your way to visit Yangzhou in the misty [...] Cf. Tangshi 268
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. [...] Cf. Sunzi 47
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