The fibres from the white flowered rush, / Are bound with the white grass. / This man's sending me away, / Makes [...] Cf. Shijing 229
1. The duke of Sheh asked about government. / 2. The Master said, "Good government obtains, when those who are near are [...] Cf. Lunyu 333
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
My heart sank when I headed north from Yan Country / To the camps of China echoing ith bugle and drum. / ...In [...] Cf. Tangshi 172
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out [...] Cf. Sunzi 233
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