By the graceful sweep of these banks, / With the southern hill, so calm in the distance, / [Has the palace arisen], [...] Cf. Shijing 189
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
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
This is the road by which I fled, / When the rebels had reached the west end of the city; / And terror, ever [...] Cf. Tangshi 108
To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; [...] Cf. Sunzi 48
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