Bright was that milky way, / Shining and revolving in the sky. / The king said, 'Oh ! / What crime is chargeable [...] Cf. Shijing 258
The Master said, "Mang Chih-fan does not boast of his merit. Being in the rear on an occasion of flight, when they were [...] Cf. Lunyu 135
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Stories of passion make sweet dust, / Calm water, grasses unconcerned. / At sunset, when birds cry in the wind, [...] Cf. Tangshi 297
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to [...] Cf. Sunzi 19
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