His lambs's fur is glossy, / Truly smooth and beautiful. / That officer, / Rests in his lot and will not change. [...] Cf. Shijing 80
Tsze-kung asked about friendship. The Master said, "Faithfully admonish your friend, and skillfully lead him on. If you [...] Cf. Lunyu 316
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
Phoenixes that played here once, so that the place was named for them, / Have abandoned it now to this desolate [...] Cf. Tangshi 175
1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called [...] Cf. Sunzi 35
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