Carefully adjusted are the rabbit nets ; / Clang clang go the blows on the pegs. / That stalwart, martial [...] Cf. Shijing 7
1. Tsze-kung said, "Kwan Chung, I apprehend, was wanting in virtue. When the Duke Hwan caused his brother Chiû to be [...] Cf. Lunyu 364
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
While the year sinks westward, I hear a cicada / Bid me to be resolute here in my cell, / Yet it needed the song [...] Cf. Tangshi 93
If you set a fully equipped army in march in order to snatch an advantage, the chances are that you will be too late. [...] Cf. Sunzi 98
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