There in the oozy grounds of the Fen, / They gather the sorrel. / That officer, / Is elegant beyond measure. / [...] Cf. Shijing 108
1. Ch'âi is simple. / 2. Shan is dull. / 3. Shih is specious. / 4. Yû is coarse. [...] Cf. Lunyu 285
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
O General, descended from Wei's Emperor Wu, / You are nobler now than when a noble.... / Conquerors and their [...] Cf. Tangshi 61
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. [...] Cf. Sunzi 22
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