In the valleys grows the mother-wort, / But scorched is it in the drier places. / There is a woman forced to [...] Cf. Shijing 69
1. Tsze-kung said, "What do you pronounce concerning the poor man who yet does not flatter, and the rich man who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 15
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
We met last among flowers, among flowers we parted, / And here, a year later, there are flowers again; / But, [...] Cf. Tangshi 199
For it is the soldier's disposition to offer an obstinate resistance when surrounded, to fight hard when he cannot help [...] Cf. Sunzi 214
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