Ah ! Ah ! ministers and officers, / Reverently attend to your public duties. / The king has given you perfect rules [...] Cf. Shijing 276
1. The Master said, "Dressed himself in a tattered robe quilted with hemp, yet standing by the side of men dressed in [...] Cf. Lunyu 236
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
They say that wildgeese, flying southward, / Here turn back, this very month.... / Shall my own southward [...] Cf. Tangshi 96
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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