The two youths got into their boats, / Whose shadows floated about [on the water]. / I think longingly of [...] Cf. Shijing 44
The Master said of Ching, a scion of the ducal family of Wei, that he knew the economy of a family well. When he began [...] Cf. Lunyu 325
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
Here, south of the Yangzi, grows a red orangetree. / All winter long its leaves are green, / Not because of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 4
Make forays in fertile country in order to supply your army with food. [...] Cf. Sunzi 196
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