In the net with its nine bags, / Are rud and bream. / We see this prince, / With his grand-ducal robe and [...] Cf. Shijing 159
The Master said, "Yen P'ing knew well how to maintain friendly intercourse. The acquaintance might be long, but he [...] Cf. Lunyu 109
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
Though a shower bends the river-grass, a bird is singing, / While ghosts of the Six Dynasties pass like a dream / [...] Cf. Tangshi 308
Having INWARD SPIES, making use of officials of the enemy. [...] Cf. Sunzi 244
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