They flit about, the yellow birds, / And rest upon the jujube trees. / Who followed duke Mu [to the grave] ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 131
Yüan Zang was squatting on his heels, and so waited the approach of the Master, who said to him, "In youth not humble [...] Cf. Lunyu 390
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
A light wind is rippling at the grassy shore.... / Through the night, to my motionless tall mast, / The stars [...] Cf. Tangshi 113
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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