Those officers of escort, / Have their carriers of lances and halberds. / But these creatures, / With their three [...] Cf. Shijing 151
The Master said, "The man who is fond of daring and is dissatisfied with poverty, will proceed to insubordination. So [...] Cf. Lunyu 198
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
In the pure morning, near the old temple, / Where early sunlight points the tree-tops, / My path has wound, [...] Cf. Tangshi 98
Asked if an army can be made to imitate the SHUAI-JAN, [...] Cf. Sunzi 204
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