Those officers of the [old] capital, / With their fox-furs so yellow, / Their deportment unvaryingly [correct], / [...] Cf. Shijing 225
The Master said, "T'âi-po may be said to have reached the highest point of virtuous action. Thrice he declined the [...] Cf. Lunyu 189
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
Thoughtful elation has no end: / Onward I bear it to whatever come. / And my boat and I, before the evening [...] Cf. Tangshi 23
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, [...] Cf. Sunzi 14
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