Tall and strong grows the young millet, / Fattened by the genial rains. / Very long was our journey to the south, / [...] Cf. Shijing 227
1. Tsze-kung said, "Suppose the case of a man extensively conferring benefits on the people, and able to assist all, [...] Cf. Lunyu 150
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Since I married the merchant of Qutang / He has failed each day to keep his word.... / Had I thought how [...] Cf. Tangshi 260
If our troops are no more in number than the enemy, that is amply sufficient; it only means that no direct attack can [...] Cf. Sunzi 153
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