I was gathering and gathering the mouse-ear, / But could not fill my shallow basket. / With a sigh for the [...] Cf. Shijing 3
[...] 2. Chi K'ang having sent him a present of physic, he bowed and received it, saying, "I do not know it. I dare not [...] Cf. Lunyu 256
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
While the year sinks westward, I hear a cicada / Bid me to be resolute here in my cell, / Yet it needed the song [...] Cf. Tangshi 93
In dry, level country, take up an easily accessible position with rising ground to your right and on your rear, so [...] Cf. Sunzi 134
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