How well do the black robes befit you ! / When worn out, we will make others for you. / We will go to your court, / [...] Cf. Shijing 75
The Master said, "Even in my early days, a historiographer would leave a blank in his text, and he who had a horse [...] Cf. Lunyu 417
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Down the blue mountain in the evening, / Moonlight was my homeward escort. / Looking back, I saw my path / [...] Cf. Tangshi 5
By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he [...] Cf. Sunzi 76
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