In the net with its nine bags, / Are rud and bream. / We see this prince, / With his grand-ducal robe and [...] Cf. Shijing 159
The Master said, "The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." [...] Cf. Lunyu 374
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
As the years go by, give me but peace, / Freedom from ten thousand matters. / I ask myself and always answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 119
Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the [...] Cf. Sunzi 237
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