The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
The Master said, "Never flagging when I set forth anything to him;– ah! that is Hûi." [...] Cf. Lunyu 229
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
The autumn night is clear and cold in the lakka-trees of this courtyard. / I am lying forlorn in the river-town. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 188
Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions is equivalent to [...] Cf. Sunzi 21
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