Brilliant are the flowers, / On those level heights and the low grounds. / Complete and alert is the messenger, [...] Cf. Shijing 163
1. The Duke Ching of Ch'î had a thousand teams, each of four horses, but on the day of his death, the people did not [...] Cf. Lunyu 445
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
New Year's only deepens my longing, / Adds to the lonely tears of an exile / Who, growing old and still in [...] Cf. Tangshi 137
These six are the principles connected with Earth. The general who has attained a responsible post must be careful to [...] Cf. Sunzi 162
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