Those officers of escort, / Have their carriers of lances and halberds. / But these creatures, / With their three [...] Cf. Shijing 151
The Master said, "In archery it is not going through the leather which is the principal thing;– because people's [...] Cf. Lunyu 56
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
Finch-notes and swallow-notes tell the new year.... / But so far are the Town of the Horse and the Dragon Mound / [...] Cf. Tangshi 201
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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