O accomplished Hou-ji, / Thou didst prove thyself the correlate of Heaven ; / Thou didst give grain-food to our [...] Cf. Shijing 275
The Master said, "Tsang Wû-chung, keeping possession of Fang, asked of the duke of Lû to appoint a successor to him in [...] Cf. Lunyu 361
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
There once was a man, sent on military missions, / A wanderer, from youth, on the You and Yan frontiers. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 47
Having LOCAL SPIES means employing the services of the inhabitants of a district. [...] Cf. Sunzi 243
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