My noble husband is now martial-like ! / The hero of the country ! / My husband, grasping his halberd, / Is in [...] Cf. Shijing 62
1. The Master said, "Ts'ze, you think, I suppose, that I am one who learns many things and keeps them in memory?" / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 394
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
Red leaves are fluttering down the twilight / Past this arbour where I take my wine; / Cloud-rifts are blowing [...] Cf. Tangshi 154
Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our [...] Cf. Sunzi 82
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