Those officers of escort, / Have their carriers of lances and halberds. / But these creatures, / With their three [...] Cf. Shijing 151
1. The Master said, "Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man. / 2. "Without [...] Cf. Lunyu 512
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
Not knowing the way to the Temple of Heaped Fragrance, / Under miles of mountain-cloud I have wandered / [...] Cf. Tangshi 120
Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face [...] Cf. Sunzi 198
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