She gathers the white southernwood, / By the ponds, on the islets. / She employs it, / In the business [...] Cf. Shijing 13
1. Yen Yû said, "Is our Master for the ruler of Wei?" Tsze-kung said, "Oh! I will ask him." / 2. He went in [...] Cf. Lunyu 165
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
I sit here alone, mourning for us both. / How many years do I lack now of my threescore and ten? / There have [...] Cf. Tangshi 207
Ground the possession of which imports great advantage to either side, is contentious ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 182
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