On the mound where is the hemp, / Some one is detaining Zijie. / Some one is there detaining Zijie ; – / Would [...] Cf. Shijing 74
The Master said, "If a minister make his own conduct correct, what difficulty will he have in assisting in government? [...] Cf. Lunyu 330
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
In Tao the only motion is returning; / The only useful quality, weakness. / For though all creatures under heaven are [...] Cf. Daodejing 40
A hundred mountains and no bird, / A thousand paths without a footprint; / A little boat, a bamboo cloak, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 244
Other conditions being equal, if one force is hurled against another ten times its size, the result will be the FLIGHT [...] Cf. Sunzi 164
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