I ascend that tree-clad hill, / And look towards [the residence of] my father. / My father is saying, ' Alas ! my [...] Cf. Shijing 110
[...] 2. When he was in Chan, their provisions were exhausted, and his followers became so ill that they were unable to [...] Cf. Lunyu 393
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost; / Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman [...] Cf. Tangshi 273
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor [...] Cf. Sunzi 15
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