Oh ! in the Qi and the Ju, / There are many fish in the warrens ; – / Sturgeons, large and snouted, / Zhan, [...] Cf. Shijing 281
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
We used to be companions on the Jiang and the Han, / And as often as we met, we were likely to be tipsy. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 140
Thus, if you order your men to roll up their buff-coats, and make forced marches without halting day or night, covering [...] Cf. Sunzi 99
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