The red bows unbent, / Were received and deposited. / I have here an admirable quest, / And with all my heart I [...] Cf. Shijing 175
1. The duke Ling of Wei asked Confucius about tactics. Confucius replied, "I have heard all about sacrificial vessels, [...] Cf. Lunyu 392
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
Her jade-green alcove curtained thick with silk, / Her vermilion screen with its pattern of flowers, / Her [...] Cf. Tangshi 307
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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