The wind blows and is fierce, / He looks at me and smiles, / With scornful words and dissolute, – the [...] Cf. Shijing 30
1. The Master said, "Small indeed was the capacity of Kwan Chung!" / 2. Some one said, "Was Kwan Chung parsimonious?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 62
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
I still remember those days of peace – / Twenty years among mountains and forests, / The pure stream running [...] Cf. Tangshi 26
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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