Boldly faithful in their pairings are quails ; / Vigorously so are magpies. / This man is all vicious, / [...] Cf. Shijing 49
1. Tsze-chang was learning with a view to official emolument. / 2. The Master said, "Hear much and put aside the points [...] Cf. Lunyu 34
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
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
When the Emperor came back from his ride they had murdered Lady Yang – / That passion unforgettable through all [...] Cf. Tangshi 306
Sun Tzu said: The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question [...] Cf. Sunzi 58
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