We proceeded with our carriage, / To those pasture grounds. / ' From the place of the son of Heaven, / Came an [...] Cf. Shijing 168
1. When he entered the palace gate, he seemed to bend his body, as if it were not sufficient to admit him. / 2. When he [...] Cf. Lunyu 244
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
The people are not frightened of death. What then is the use of trying to intimidate them with the death-penalty? / / [...] Cf. Daodejing 74
See how the Yellow River's waters move out of heaven. / Entering the ocean, never to return. / See how lovely [...] Cf. Tangshi 85
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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