Those officers of the [old] capital, / With their fox-furs so yellow, / Their deportment unvaryingly [correct], / [...] Cf. Shijing 225
1. Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stands in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances [...] Cf. Lunyu 441
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Mountains cover the white sun, / And oceans drain the golden river; / But you widen your view three hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 236
We may take it then that an army without its baggage- train is lost; without provisions it is lost; without bases of [...] Cf. Sunzi 101
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