The Yellow ducks fly about, / And are taken with hand-nets and spread-nets. / May our sovereign live for ten [...] Cf. Shijing 216
The Master said, "I have talked with Hûi for a whole day, and he has not made any objection to anything I said;– as if [...] Cf. Lunyu 25
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
From office confinement all year long, / I have come out of town to be free this morning / Where willows [...] Cf. Tangshi 32
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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