The fibres from the white flowered rush, / Are bound with the white grass. / This man's sending me away, / Makes [...] Cf. Shijing 229
Tsze-kung asked what constituted the superior man. The Master said, "He acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks [...] Cf. Lunyu 29
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
This constellation, with its seven high stars, / Is Ge Shu lifting his sword in the night: / And no more [...] Cf. Tangshi 252
Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach [...] Cf. Sunzi 239
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