She urges on her chariot rapidly, / With its screen of bamboos woven in squares, and its vermilion coloured leather. [...] Cf. Shijing 105
1. Confucius said, "When good government prevails in the empire, ceremonies, music, and punitive military expeditions [...] Cf. Lunyu 435
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
The Emperor has sent for Lady Guoguo. / In the morning, riding toward the palace-gate, / Disdainful of the [...] Cf. Tangshi 285
Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of [...] Cf. Sunzi 231
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