Yao-yao went the grass-insects, / And the hoppers sprang about. / While I do not see my lord, / My [...] Cf. Shijing 14
The Master said of Yen Yüan, "Alas! I saw his constant advance. I never saw him stop in his progress." [...] Cf. Lunyu 230
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
I go in a dream to the house of Xie / Through a zigzag porch with arching rails / To a court where the spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 310
Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected. An army [...] Cf. Sunzi 77
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