Every plant is yellow ; / Every day we march. / Every man is moving about, / Doing service in some quarter of [...] Cf. Shijing 234
1. Tsze-yû said, "The disciples and followers of Tsze-hsiâ, in sprinkling and sweeping the ground, in answering and [...] Cf. Lunyu 496
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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