Round and round the firewood is bound ; / And the Three Stars appear in the sky. / This evening is what evening, / [...] Cf. Shijing 118
Hûi of Liû-hsiâ, being chief criminal judge, was thrice dismissed from his office. Some one said to him, "Is it not yet [...] Cf. Lunyu 475
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
My heart in middle age found the Way. / And I came to dwell at the foot of this mountain. / When the spirit [...] Cf. Tangshi 123
Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to [...] Cf. Sunzi 24
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