The wild geese are flying about ; / Su-su goes the rustle of their wings. / [There were] those officers engaged on [...] Cf. Shijing 181
1. The Master said, "Respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the [...] Cf. Lunyu 190
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
On a part of a spear still unrusted in the sand / I have burnished the symbol of an ancient kingdom.... / [...] Cf. Tangshi 290
Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected. An army [...] Cf. Sunzi 77
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