My noble husband is now martial-like ! / The hero of the country ! / My husband, grasping his halberd, / Is in [...] Cf. Shijing 62
To Châu belonged the eight officers, Po-tâ, Po-kwô, Chung-tû, Chung-hwû, Shû-yâ, Shû-hsiâ, Chî-sui, and Chî-kwa. [...] Cf. Lunyu 484
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
I dismount from my horse and I offer you wine, / And I ask you where you are going and why. / And you answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 13
In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to [...] Cf. Sunzi 61
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