My noble husband is now martial-like ! / The hero of the country ! / My husband, grasping his halberd, / Is in [...] Cf. Shijing 62
1. When Yen Yüan died, the Master bewailed him exceedingly, and the disciples who were with him said, "Master, your [...] Cf. Lunyu 277
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
The sun has set in the water's clear void, / And little blue islands are one with the sky. / On the bank a [...] Cf. Tangshi 219
If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive; and, unless [...] Cf. Sunzi 154
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