The genial wind from the south / Blows on the heart of that jujube tree, / Till that heart looks tender and [...] Cf. Shijing 32
1. Yen Yüan asked how the government of a country should be administered. / 2. The Master said, "Follow the seasons of [...] Cf. Lunyu 402
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
Since beauty is honoured all over the Empire, / How could Xi Shi remain humbly at home? – / Washing clothes at [...] Cf. Tangshi 17
Thus, without waiting to be marshaled, the soldiers will be constantly on the qui vive; without waiting to be asked, [...] Cf. Sunzi 199
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