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
1. Lin Fang asked what was the first thing to be attended to in ceremonies. / 2. The Master said, "A great question [...] Cf. Lunyu 44
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
A wind, bringing willow-cotton, sweetens the shop, / And a girl from Wu, pouring wine, urges me to share it / [...] Cf. Tangshi 55
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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