How goes the night ? / It is not yet midnight. / The torch is blazing in the court-yard. / My princely men are [...] Cf. Shijing 182
The Master said, "In hearing litigations, I am like any other body. What is necessary, however, is to cause the people [...] Cf. Lunyu 306
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
Furling my sail near the town of Huai, / I find for harbour a little cove / Where a sudden breeze whips up the [...] Cf. Tangshi 31
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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