Shoes thinly woven of the dolichos fibre, / May be used to walk on the hoarfrost. / The delicate fingers of a [...] Cf. Shijing 107
The Master standing by a stream, said, "It passes on just like this, not ceasing day or night!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 226
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
Look how swift to the snowy sea races Running-Horse River! – / And sand, up from the desert, flies yellow into [...] Cf. Tangshi 57
When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; and the ranks are formed [...] Cf. Sunzi 167
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