They clear away the grass and the bushes ; / And the ground is laid open by their ploughs. / In thousands of pairs [...] Cf. Shijing 290
1. Yen Yû said, "Is our Master for the ruler of Wei?" Tsze-kung said, "Oh! I will ask him." / 2. He went in [...] Cf. Lunyu 165
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
Sad wanderer, once you conquered the South, / Commanding a hundred thousand men; / Today, dismissed and [...] Cf. Tangshi 134
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, [...] Cf. Sunzi 171
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