With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
1. The men who have retired to privacy from the world have been Po-î, Shû-ch'î, Yü-chung, Î-yî, Chû-chang, Hûi of [...] Cf. Lunyu 481
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
I awake light-hearted this morning of spring, / Everywhere round me the singing of birds – / But now I [...] Cf. Tangshi 232
Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him. [...] Cf. Sunzi 75
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