There are the branches of the sparrow-gourd ; – / There is that lad, with the spike at his girdle. / Though he [...] Cf. Shijing 60
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Even in inferior studies and employments there is something worth being looked at; but if it be [...] Cf. Lunyu 488
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
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
My heritage lost through disorder and famine, / My brothers and sisters flung eastward and westward, / My [...] Cf. Tangshi 208
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths [...] Cf. Sunzi 20
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