How can it be said that he is without robes ? / He has those of the seven orders ; / But it is better that he get [...] Cf. Shijing 122
[...] 3. Yuan Sze being made governor of his town by the Master, he gave him nine hundred measures of grain, but Sze [...] Cf. Lunyu 125
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
These are the four useful branches of military knowledge [...] Cf. Sunzi 135
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