I ascend that tree-clad hill, / And look towards [the residence of] my father. / My father is saying, ' Alas ! my [...] Cf. Shijing 110
1. Yen Yüan asked how the government of a country should be administered. / 2. The Master said, "Follow the seasons of [...] Cf. Lunyu 402
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Lovely now together, his lady and his flowers / Lighten for ever the Emperor's eye, / As he listens to the [...] Cf. Tangshi 319
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted [...] Cf. Sunzi 17
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