How vast is God, / The ruler of men below ! / How arrayed in terrors is God, / With many things irregular in His [...] Cf. Shijing 255
The Master said of the Shâo that it was perfectly beautiful and also perfectly good. He said of the Wû that it was [...] Cf. Lunyu 65
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
Flowers are shadowed, the palace darkens, / Birds twitter by for a place to perch; / Heaven's ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 107
We cannot enter into alliance with neighboring princes until we are acquainted with their designs. We are not fit to [...] Cf. Sunzi 215
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