Kan-kan go his blows on the sandal trees, / And he places what he hews on the river's bank, / Whose waters flow [...] Cf. Shijing 112
[...] 10. Although his food might be coarse rice and vegetable soup, he would offer a little of it in sacrifice with a [...] Cf. Lunyu 251
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
Let feasting begin in the wild camp! / Let bugles cry our victory! / Let us drink, let us dance in our golden [...] Cf. Tangshi 259
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths [...] Cf. Sunzi 20
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