She gathers the white southernwood, / By the ponds, on the islets. / She employs it, / In the business [...] Cf. Shijing 13
Tsze-chang asked what were the characteristics of the good man. The Master said, "He does not tread in the footsteps of [...] Cf. Lunyu 287
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
When the Emperor sought guidance from wise men, from exiles, / He found no calmer wisdom than that of young Jia / [...] Cf. Tangshi 304
Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where [...] Cf. Sunzi 12
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