The gourd has [still] its bitter leaves, / And the crossing at the ford is deep. / If deep, I will go [...] Cf. Shijing 34
The Master said, "If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yî, and then I might come [...] Cf. Lunyu 167
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
There once was a man, sent on military missions, / A wanderer, from youth, on the You and Yan frontiers. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 47
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are [...] Cf. Sunzi 201
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