There in the oozy grounds of the Fen, / They gather the sorrel. / That officer, / Is elegant beyond measure. / [...] Cf. Shijing 108
The Master said, "The Kwan Tsü is expressive of enjoyment without being licentious, and of grief without being [...] Cf. Lunyu 60
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
With its three southern branches reaching the Chu border, / And its nine streams touching the gateway of Jing, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 122
Sun Tzu said: We come now to the question of encamping the army, and observing signs of the enemy. Pass quickly over [...] Cf. Sunzi 131
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