In the fourth month comes summer, / And in the sixth month the heat begins to decrease. / Were not my forefathers [...] Cf. Shijing 204
The Master said, "In preparing the governmental notifications, P'î Shan first made the rough draft; Shî-shû examined [...] Cf. Lunyu 355
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
There's a girl from Loyang in the door across the street, / She looks fifteen, she may be a little older. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 76
In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a [...] Cf. Sunzi 229
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