There are the bird musicians ; there are the blind musicians ; / In the court of [the temple of] Zhou. / There are [...] Cf. Shijing 280
The Master said, "It is not easy to find a man who has learned for three years without coming to be good." [...] Cf. Lunyu 200
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
Though our envoy, Su Wu, is gone, body and soul, / This temple survives, these trees endure.... / Wildgeese [...] Cf. Tangshi 220
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his [...] Cf. Sunzi 122
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