O bright and high Heaven, / Who enlightenest and rulest this lower world ! / I marched on this expedition to the [...] Cf. Shijing 207
The Master said, "The superior man is distressed by his want of ability. He is not distressed by men's not knowing [...] Cf. Lunyu 410
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
Since yesterday had to throw me and bolt, / Today has hurt my heart even more. / The autumn wildgeese have a [...] Cf. Tangshi 56
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice. [...] Cf. Sunzi 18
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