What man was that ? / His mind is full of dangerous devices. / Why did he approach my dam, / Without entering my [...] Cf. Shijing 199
When the Master was in company with a person who was singing, if he sang well, he would make him repeat the song, while [...] Cf. Lunyu 182
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
Let feasting begin in the wild camp! / Let bugles cry our victory! / Let us drink, let us dance in our golden [...] Cf. Tangshi 259
To be ignored of any one of the following four or five principles does not befit a warlike prince. When a warlike [...] Cf. Sunzi 216
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