You have made us drink to the full of your spirits ; / You have satiated us with your kindness, / May you enjoy, O [...] Cf. Shijing 247
The Master said, "The learning virtue without proper cultivation; the not thoroughly discussing what is learned; not [...] Cf. Lunyu 153
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, / Borne by the channel of a green stream, / Rounding ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 15
Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach [...] Cf. Sunzi 239
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