Ah ! ah ! our meritorious ancestor ! / Permanent are the blessings coming from him, / Repeatedly conferred without [...] Cf. Shijing 302
1. Tsze-chang asked, saying, "The minister Tsze-wan thrice took office, and manifested no joy in his countenance. [...] Cf. Lunyu 111
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
Sad wanderer, once you conquered the South, / Commanding a hundred thousand men; / Today, dismissed and [...] Cf. Tangshi 134
Hence it is that which none in the whole army are more intimate relations to be maintained than with spies. [...] Cf. Sunzi 248
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