Shu has gone hunting ; / And in the streets there are no inhabitants. / Are there indeed no inhabitants ? / [But] [...] Cf. Shijing 77
The Master said of Tsze-chien, "Of superior virtue indeed is such a man! If there were not virtuous men in Lû, how [...] Cf. Lunyu 95
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
We used to be companions on the Jiang and the Han, / And as often as we met, we were likely to be tipsy. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 140
The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, [...] Cf. Sunzi 253
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