They flit about, the yellow birds, / And rest upon the jujube trees. / Who followed duke Mu [to the grave] ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 131
The philosopher Tsang said, "How imposing is the manner of Chang! It is difficult along with him to practice virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 500
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
The mountains are cold and blue now / And the autumn waters have run all day. / By my thatch door, leaning on [...] Cf. Tangshi 115
The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, [...] Cf. Sunzi 253
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