The dolichos on that high and sloping mound ; – / How wide apart are [now] its joints ! / O ye uncles, / [...] Cf. Shijing 37
1. Some parties in Lû were going to take down and rebuild the Long Treasury. / 2. Min Tsze-ch'ien said, "Suppose it [...] Cf. Lunyu 281
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
Where, before me, are the ages that have gone? / And where, behind me, are the coming generations? / I think of [...] Cf. Tangshi 46
If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your [...] Cf. Sunzi 173
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