His lambs's fur is glossy, / Truly smooth and beautiful. / That officer, / Rests in his lot and will not change. [...] Cf. Shijing 80
1. The Master said, "Riches and honors are what men desire. If it cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not [...] Cf. Lunyu 71
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
Sad wanderer, once you conquered the South, / Commanding a hundred thousand men; / Today, dismissed and [...] Cf. Tangshi 134
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; [...] Cf. Sunzi 129
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