Ah ! ah ! our meritorious ancestor ! / Permanent are the blessings coming from him, / Repeatedly conferred without [...] Cf. Shijing 302
1. Some one said, "Yung is truly virtuous, but he is not ready with his tongue." / 2. The Master said, "What is the [...] Cf. Lunyu 97
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
How gladly I would seek a mountain / If I had enough means to live as a recluse! / For I turn at last from [...] Cf. Tangshi 129
Having LOCAL SPIES means employing the services of the inhabitants of a district. [...] Cf. Sunzi 243
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