Oh ! in the Qi and the Ju, / There are many fish in the warrens ; – / Sturgeons, large and snouted, / Zhan, [...] Cf. Shijing 281
1. Shun had five ministers, and the empire was well governed. / 2. King Wû said, "I have ten able ministers." / 3. [...] Cf. Lunyu 208
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Monkeys and birds are still alert for your orders / And winds and clouds eager to shield your fortress. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 214
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted [...] Cf. Sunzi 17
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