There are the bird musicians ; there are the blind musicians ; / In the court of [the temple of] Zhou. / There are [...] Cf. Shijing 280
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
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
In the slant of the sun on the country-side, / Cattle and sheep trail home along the lane; / And a rugged old [...] Cf. Tangshi 16
All men can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. [...] Cf. Sunzi 90
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