Minister of war, / We are the claws and teeth of the king. / Why have you rolled us into this sorrow, / So that [...] Cf. Shijing 185
1. Tsze-kung said, "What do you pronounce concerning the poor man who yet does not flatter, and the rich man who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 15
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
Farther and farther from the three Ba Roads, / I have come three thousand miles, anxious and watchful, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 165
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without. 2) If there is an [...] Cf. Sunzi 227
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