In the seventh month, the Fire Star passes the meridian ; / In the 9th month, clothes are given out. / In the days [...] Cf. Shijing 154
The Master said, "There are cases in which the blade springs, but the plant does not go on to flower! There are cases [...] Cf. Lunyu 231
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
In the pure morning, near the old temple, / Where early sunlight points the tree-tops, / My path has wound, [...] Cf. Tangshi 98
Hence it is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for [...] Cf. Sunzi 255
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