Very sharp are the excellent shares, / With which they set to work on the south-lying acres. / They sow their [...] Cf. Shijing 291
[...] 8. When he had been assisting at the prince's sacrifice, he did not keep the flesh which he received overnight. [...] Cf. Lunyu 249
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
A light wind is rippling at the grassy shore.... / Through the night, to my motionless tall mast, / The stars [...] Cf. Tangshi 113
Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete at all points; the State will be strong; if the [...] Cf. Sunzi 33
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