Oh ! yes, king Cheng, / Brightly brought himself near. / Lead your husbandmen, / To sow their various kinds of [...] Cf. Shijing 277
1. The Master said, "Ts'ze, you think, I suppose, that I am one who learns many things and keeps them in memory?" / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 394
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
I am far from the clouds of Sung Mountain, a long way from trees in Qin; / And I send to you a message carried by [...] Cf. Tangshi 299
Other conditions being equal, if one force is hurled against another ten times its size, the result will be the FLIGHT [...] Cf. Sunzi 164
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