[There are] the white elms at the east gate. / And the oaks on Wanqiu ; / The daughter of Zizhong, / Dances about [...] Cf. Shijing 137
The philosopher Tsang said, "The superior man, in his thoughts, does not go out of his place." [...] Cf. Lunyu 373
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
Where tender grasses rim the stream / And deep boughs trill with mango-birds, / On the spring flood of last [...] Cf. Tangshi 272
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. [...] Cf. Sunzi 22
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