On the willows at the east gate, / The leaves are very luxuria.... / The evening was the time agreed on, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 140
1. The Master was put in fear in K'wang. / 2. He said, "After the death of King Wan, was not the cause of truth lodged [...] Cf. Lunyu 214
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
I face, high over this enchanted lodge, the Court of the Five Cities of Heaven, / And I see a countryside blue and [...] Cf. Tangshi 200
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice. [...] Cf. Sunzi 18
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