The fibres from the white flowered rush, / Are bound with the white grass. / This man's sending me away, / Makes [...] Cf. Shijing 229
The Master said, "A horse is called a ch'î, not because of its strength, but because of its other good qualities." [...] Cf. Lunyu 380
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
In a sharp gale from the wide sky apes are whimpering, / Birds are flying homeward over the clear lake and white [...] Cf. Tangshi 186
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must [...] Cf. Sunzi 11
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