The people indeed are heavily burdened, / But perhaps a little ease may be got for them. / Let us cherish this [...] Cf. Shijing 253
The Master said, "Specious words confound virtue. Want of forbearance in small matters confounds great plans." [...] Cf. Lunyu 418
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
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
The red-capped Cock-Man has just announced morning; / The Keeper of the Robes brings Jade-Cloud Furs; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 178
These are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained a responsible [...] Cf. Sunzi 169
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