She gathers the white southernwood, / By the ponds, on the islets. / She employs it, / In the business [...] Cf. Shijing 13
Tsze-yû said, "In serving a prince, frequent remonstrances lead to disgrace. Between friends, frequent reproofs make [...] Cf. Lunyu 92
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
Though a bugle breaks the crystal air of autumn, / Soldiers, in the look-out, watch at ease today / The spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 164
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his [...] Cf. Sunzi 86
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