I escorted my mother's nephew, / To the north of the Wei, / What did I present to him ? / Four bay horses for his [...] Cf. Shijing 134
1. The Master said, "Riches and honors are what men desire. If it cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not [...] Cf. Lunyu 71
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
Here, where you spent your three years' exile, / To be mourned in Chu ten thousand years, / Can I trace your [...] Cf. Tangshi 196
Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our [...] Cf. Sunzi 82
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