In the valleys grows the mother-wort, / But scorched is it in the drier places. / There is a woman forced to [...] Cf. Shijing 69
Tsze-lû asked how a ruler should be served. The Master said, "Do not impose on him, and, moreover, withstand him to his [...] Cf. Lunyu 369
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
This one-story inn at Nanjing ferry / Is a miserable lodging-place for the night – / But across the dead [...] Cf. Tangshi 286
In night-fighting, then, make much use of signal-fires and drums, and in fighting by day, of flags and banners, as a [...] Cf. Sunzi 113
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