There is a fox, solitary and suspicious, / At that dam over the Qi. / My heart is sad ; – / That man has no [...] Cf. Shijing 63
The Master said, "He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which [...] Cf. Lunyu 17
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
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
Against the City of the Yellow Dragon / Our troops were sent long years ago, / And girls here watch the same [...] Cf. Tangshi 95
Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete at all points; the State will be strong; if the [...] Cf. Sunzi 33
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