All the morning I gather the king-grass, / And do not collect enough to fill my hands. / My hair is in a wisp ; – [...] Cf. Shijing 226
The Master standing by a stream, said, "It passes on just like this, not ceasing day or night!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 226
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Its massive height near the City of Heaven / Joins a thousand mountains to the corner of the sea. / Clouds, [...] Cf. Tangshi 118
Asked if an army can be made to imitate the SHUAI-JAN, [...] Cf. Sunzi 204
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