Strong and abundant grow the rushes ; / He discharges [but] one arrow at five wild boars. / Ah ! he is the [...] Cf. Shijing 25
Tsze-kung said, "The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all [...] Cf. Lunyu 505
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
This one-story inn at Nanjing ferry / Is a miserable lodging-place for the night – / But across the dead [...] Cf. Tangshi 286
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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