High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
The Master said, "A minister, in serving his prince, reverently discharges his duties, and makes his emolument a [...] Cf. Lunyu 429
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
With a blue line of mountains north of the wall, / And east of the city a white curve of water, / Here you must [...] Cf. Tangshi 102
He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation. [...] Cf. Sunzi 110
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