Let us gather the thorn-ferns, let us gather the thorn-ferns ; / The thorn-ferns are now springing up. / When shall [...] Cf. Shijing 167
[...] 2. Distinguished for their virtuous principles and practice, there were Yen Yûan, Min Tsze-ch'ien, Zan Po-niû, [...] Cf. Lunyu 270
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
A misty rain comes blowing with a wind from the east, / And wheels faintly thunder beyond Hibiscus Pool. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 213
Too frequent rewards signify that the enemy is at the end of his resources; [...] Cf. Sunzi 150
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