In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
1. The minister of crime of Ch'an asked whether the duke Châo knew propriety, and Confucius said, "He knew propriety." [...] Cf. Lunyu 181
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
Dare I, at my age, accept my summons, / Knowing of the world's ways only wine and song?.... / Over the moon-edged [...] Cf. Tangshi 195
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his [...] Cf. Sunzi 122
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