The clusters of the pepper plant, / Large and luxuriant, would fill a pint. / That hero there / Is large and [...] Cf. Shijing 117
1. The Master said, "Truly straightforward was the historiographer Yü. When good government prevailed in his state, he [...] Cf. Lunyu 398
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
"Tell me, where do you live? – / Near here, by the fishing-pool? / Let's hold our boats together, let's see / [...] Cf. Tangshi 253
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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