Heaven protects and establishes thee, / With the greatest securtiy ; / Makes thee entirely virtuous, / That thou [...] Cf. Shijing 166
The Master said, "Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Châo and Wei, but he is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 358
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
While winter daylight shortens in the elemental scale / And snow and frost whiten the cold-circling night, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 189
Though the enemy be stronger in numbers, we may prevent him from fighting. Scheme so as to discover his plans and the [...] Cf. Sunzi 85
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