Carefully adjusted are the rabbit nets ; / Clang clang go the blows on the pegs. / That stalwart, martial [...] Cf. Shijing 7
The Master said, "At the great sacrifice, after the pouring out of the libation, I have no wish to look on." [...] Cf. Lunyu 50
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
My heritage lost through disorder and famine, / My brothers and sisters flung eastward and westward, / My [...] Cf. Tangshi 208
Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete at all points; the State will be strong; if the [...] Cf. Sunzi 33
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