[There are] the white elms at the east gate. / And the oaks on Wanqiu ; / The daughter of Zizhong, / Dances about [...] Cf. Shijing 137
Tsze-chang asked about government. The Master said, "The art of governing is to keep its affairs before the mind [...] Cf. Lunyu 307
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
On the third day of the Third-month in the freshening weather / Many beauties take the air by the Changan [...] Cf. Tangshi 87
The rule is, not to besiege walled cities if it can possibly be avoided. [...] Cf. Sunzi 27
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