Grandly and clearly, / The king gave charge to his minister, / A descendant of Nan Zhong, / The Grand-master [...] Cf. Shijing 263
1. The Master was wishing to go and live among the nine wild tribes of the east. / 2. Some one said, "They are rude. [...] Cf. Lunyu 223
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
The autumn night is clear and cold in the lakka-trees of this courtyard. / I am lying forlorn in the river-town. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 188
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates [...] Cf. Sunzi 68
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