When he planned the commencement of the marvellous tower, / He planned it, and defined it ; / And the people in [...] Cf. Shijing 242
1. The head of the Chî family was richer than the duke of Châu had been, and yet Ch'iû collected his imposts for him, [...] Cf. Lunyu 284
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
There lived years ago the beautiful Gongsun, / Who, dancing with her dagger, drew from all four quarters / An [...] Cf. Tangshi 64
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his [...] Cf. Sunzi 122
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