Into the recesses of the large mound, / Came the wind whirling from the south. / There was [our] happy, courteous [...] Cf. Shijing 252
1. When he was waiting at court, in speaking with the great officers of the lower grade, he spoke freely, but in a [...] Cf. Lunyu 242
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
Never mind if the people are not intimidated by your authority. A Mightier Authority will deal with them in the end. Do [...] Cf. Daodejing 72
I am sad. My thoughts are in Youzhou. / I would hurry there-but I am sick in bed. / ...Beauty would be facing [...] Cf. Tangshi 62
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and [...] Cf. Sunzi 178
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