The gourd has [still] its bitter leaves, / And the crossing at the ford is deep. / If deep, I will go [...] Cf. Shijing 34
The Master said, "The man who is fond of daring and is dissatisfied with poverty, will proceed to insubordination. So [...] Cf. Lunyu 198
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
Now that the sun has set beyond the western range, / Valley after valley is shadowy and dim.... / And now [...] Cf. Tangshi 20
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted [...] Cf. Sunzi 17
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