We proceeded with our carriage, / To those pasture grounds. / ' From the place of the son of Heaven, / Came an [...] Cf. Shijing 168
The Master said, "To have faults and not to reform them, – this, indeed, should be pronounced having faults." [...] Cf. Lunyu 421
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
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
While winter daylight shortens in the elemental scale / And snow and frost whiten the cold-circling night, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 189
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which [...] Cf. Sunzi 36
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