In the seventh month, the Fire Star passes the meridian ; / In the 9th month, clothes are given out. / In the days [...] Cf. Shijing 154
When the Master was in company with a person who was singing, if he sang well, he would make him repeat the song, while [...] Cf. Lunyu 182
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
Grass has run wild now by the Bridge of Red-Birds; / And swallows' wings, at sunset, in Blacktail Row / Where [...] Cf. Tangshi 280
It is a military axiom not to advance uphill against the enemy, nor to oppose him when he comes downhill. Do not [...] Cf. Sunzi 120
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