Alas for him, so handsome and accomplished ! / How grandly tall ! / With what elegance in his high forehead ! / [...] Cf. Shijing 106
The chief of the Chî family sent to ask Min Tsze-ch'ien to be governor of Pî. Min Tszech'ien said, "Decline the offer [...] Cf. Lunyu 129
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
Through the bright day up the mountain, we scan the sky for a war-torch; / At yellow dusk we water our horses in [...] Cf. Tangshi 75
In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to [...] Cf. Sunzi 61
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