The wings of the ephemera, / Are robes, bright and splendid. / My heart is grieved ; – / Would they but come [...] Cf. Shijing 150
When Tsze-lû heard anything, if he had not yet succeeded in carrying it into practice, he was only afraid lest he [...] Cf. Lunyu 106
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
Out of the east you visit me, / With the rain of Baling still on your clothes, / I ask you what you have come [...] Cf. Tangshi 30
Sun Tzu said: We come now to the question of encamping the army, and observing signs of the enemy. Pass quickly over [...] Cf. Sunzi 131
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