Small is the cooing dove, / But it flies aloft up to heaven. / My heart is wounded with sorrow, / And I think of [...] Cf. Shijing 196
1. The duke Ling of Wei asked Confucius about tactics. Confucius replied, "I have heard all about sacrificial vessels, [...] Cf. Lunyu 392
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
The moon goes back to the time of Qin, the wall to the time of Han, / And the road our troops are travelling goes [...] Cf. Tangshi 315
Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. [...] Cf. Sunzi 65
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