There are the bird musicians ; there are the blind musicians ; / In the court of [the temple of] Zhou. / There are [...] Cf. Shijing 280
The Master said, "He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which [...] Cf. Lunyu 17
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
Flowers are shadowed, the palace darkens, / Birds twitter by for a place to perch; / Heaven's ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 107
Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving [...] Cf. Sunzi 144
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