The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
1. The Master said, "Riches and honors are what men desire. If it cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not [...] Cf. Lunyu 71
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost; / Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman [...] Cf. Tangshi 273
A victorious army opposed to a routed one, is as a pound's weight placed in the scale against a single grain. [...] Cf. Sunzi 56
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