I ascend that northern hill, / And gather the medlars. / An officer, strong and vigorous, / Morning and evening I [...] Cf. Shijing 205
1. The Master said, "Respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the [...] Cf. Lunyu 190
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
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
You were foreordained to find the source. / Now, tracing your way as in a dream / There where the sea floats up [...] Cf. Tangshi 138
Hence it is not enough to put one's trust in the tethering of horses, and the burying of chariot wheels in the ground [...] Cf. Sunzi 205
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