How goes the night ? / It is not yet midnight. / The torch is blazing in the court-yard. / My princely men are [...] Cf. Shijing 182
1. Tsze-chang was learning with a view to official emolument. / 2. The Master said, "Hear much and put aside the points [...] Cf. Lunyu 34
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
Solitary at the tavern, / I am shut in with loneliness and grief. / Under the cold lamp, I brood on the past; [...] Cf. Tangshi 153
The onset of troops is like the rush of a torrent which will even roll stones along in its course. The quality of [...] Cf. Sunzi 64
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