With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
The Master said, "I returned from Wei to Lû, and then the music was reformed, and the pieces in the Royal songs and [...] Cf. Lunyu 224
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
All alone in a foreign land, / I am twice as homesick on this day / When brothers carry dogwood up the [...] Cf. Tangshi 263
When in difficult country, do not encamp. In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies. Do not [...] Cf. Sunzi 123
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