Great is God, / Beholding this lower world in majesty. / He surveyed the four quarters [of the kingdom], / [...] Cf. Shijing 241
1. Tsze-kung asked, saying, "What qualities must a man possess to entitle him to be called an officer? The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 337
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
High beyond the thick wall a tower shines with sunset / Where peach and plum are blooming and the willowcotton [...] Cf. Tangshi 181
Hence it is that which none in the whole army are more intimate relations to be maintained than with spies. [...] Cf. Sunzi 248
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