How long grows the southernwood, / With the dew lying on it so bright ! / Now that I see my noble men, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 173
When the Master was in Ch'an, he said, "Let me return! Let me return! The little children of my school are ambitious [...] Cf. Lunyu 114
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
With twilight shadows in my heart / I have driven up among the Leyou Tombs / To see the sun, for all his glory, [...] Cf. Tangshi 248
Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the [...] Cf. Sunzi 237
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