Ah ! Ah ! ministers and officers, / Reverently attend to your public duties. / The king has given you perfect rules [...] Cf. Shijing 276
The Master said, "Yen P'ing knew well how to maintain friendly intercourse. The acquaintance might be long, but he [...] Cf. Lunyu 109
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
Monkeys and birds are still alert for your orders / And winds and clouds eager to shield your fortress. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 214
Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the [...] Cf. Sunzi 237
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