By the shores of that marsh, / There are rushes and lotus plants. / There is the beautiful lady ; – / I am [...] Cf. Shijing 145
1. The Duke Ting asked whether there was a single sentence which could make a country prosperous. Confucius replied, [...] Cf. Lunyu 332
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
In my bed among the woods, grieving that spring must end, / I lifted up the curtain on a pathway of flowers, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 126
When in difficult country, do not encamp. In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies. Do not [...] Cf. Sunzi 123
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