' The cock has crowed ; / The court is full. ' / But it was not the cock that was crowing ; – / It was the [...] Cf. Shijing 96
The Master said, "The governments of Lû and Wei are brothers." [...] Cf. Lunyu 324
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
With my wine-bottle, watching by river and lake / For a lady so tiny as to dance on my palm, / I awake, after [...] Cf. Tangshi 293
On open ground, I would keep a vigilant eye on my defenses. On ground of intersecting highways, I would consolidate my [...] Cf. Sunzi 211
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