High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
Tsze-hsiâ said, "He, who from day to day recognizes what he has not yet, and from month to month does not forget what [...] Cf. Lunyu 489
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
This constellation, with its seven high stars, / Is Ge Shu lifting his sword in the night: / And no more [...] Cf. Tangshi 252
If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in. Forestall your opponent by seizing what he holds dear, [...] Cf. Sunzi 220
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