Ling-ling go the hounds ; – / Their master is admirable and kind. / / There go the hounds with their double [...] Cf. Shijing 103
The philosopher Tsang said, "Suppose that there is an individual who can be entrusted with the charge of a young orphan [...] Cf. Lunyu 194
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
A hundred mountains and no bird, / A thousand paths without a footprint; / A little boat, a bamboo cloak, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 244
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated [...] Cf. Sunzi 94
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