We gather and gather the plantains ; / Now we may gather them. / We gather and gather the plantains ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 8
The disciple Zan returning from the court, the Master said to him, "How are you so late?" He replied, "We had [...] Cf. Lunyu 331
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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