Ling-ling go the hounds ; – / Their master is admirable and kind. / / There go the hounds with their double [...] Cf. Shijing 103
Chî K'ang, distressed about the number of thieves in the state, inquired of Confucius how to do away with them. [...] Cf. Lunyu 311
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
From a pot of wine among the flowers / I drank alone. There was no one with me – / Till, raising my cup, I [...] Cf. Tangshi 6
To be ignored of any one of the following four or five principles does not befit a warlike prince. When a warlike [...] Cf. Sunzi 216
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