In thick patches are those rushes, springing by the way (-side) ; / Let not the cattle and sheep trample them. / [...] Cf. Shijing 246
The philosopher Tsang said, "I heard this from our Master:– 'Men may not have shown what is in them to the full [...] Cf. Lunyu 501
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open / And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 266
Thus, if you order your men to roll up their buff-coats, and make forced marches without halting day or night, covering [...] Cf. Sunzi 99
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