The wolf springs forward on his dewlap, / Or trips back on his tail. / The duke was humble, and greatly admirable, [...] Cf. Shijing 160
1. When the prince sent him a gift of cooked meat, he would adjust his mat, first taste it, and then give it away to [...] Cf. Lunyu 258
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
With this cold night-rain hiding the river, you have come into Wu. / In the level dawn, all alone, you will be [...] Cf. Tangshi 264
When an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it [...] Cf. Sunzi 185
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