Su-su go the feathers of the wild geese, / As they settle on the bushy oaks. / The king's affairs must not be [...] Cf. Shijing 121
1. When Yen Yüan died, the Master bewailed him exceedingly, and the disciples who were with him said, "Master, your [...] Cf. Lunyu 277
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
The mountains are cold and blue now / And the autumn waters have run all day. / By my thatch door, leaning on [...] Cf. Tangshi 115
Security against defeat implies defensive tactics; ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive. Standing [...] Cf. Sunzi 45
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