Strong and abundant grow the rushes ; / He discharges [but] one arrow at five wild boars. / Ah ! he is the [...] Cf. Shijing 25
The chief of the Mang family having appointed Yang Fû to be chief criminal judge, the latter consulted the philosopher [...] Cf. Lunyu 503
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
She brings a broom at dawn to the Golden Palace doorway / And dusts the hall from end to end with her round fan, [...] Cf. Tangshi 314
Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving [...] Cf. Sunzi 144
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