High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
1. When any of his friends died, if he had no relations who could be depended on for the necessary offices, he would [...] Cf. Lunyu 262
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
You cannot rule men nor serve heaven unless you have laid up a store; / This “laying up a store” means quickly [...] Cf. Daodejing 59
Where is the temple of the famous Premier? – / In a deep pine grove near the City of Silk, / With the green [...] Cf. Tangshi 182
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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