Large rats ! Large rats ! / Do not eat our millet. / Three years have we had to do with you, / And you have not [...] Cf. Shijing 113
1. Chî Tsze-zan asked whether Chung Yû and Zan Ch'iû could be called great ministers. / 2. The Master said, "I thought [...] Cf. Lunyu 291
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
An old fisherman spent the night here, under the western cliff; / He dipped up water from the pure Hsiang and made [...] Cf. Tangshi 70
Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude, most dangerous. [...] Cf. Sunzi 97
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