Well fashioned is the bow adorned with horn, / And swift is its recoil. / Brothers and relatives by affinity, / [...] Cf. Shijing 223
1. Tsze-kung wished to do away with the offering of a sheep connected with the inauguration of the first day of each [...] Cf. Lunyu 57
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
A slip of the moon hangs over the capital; / Ten thousand washing-mallets are pounding; / And the autumn wind [...] Cf. Tangshi 41
After that, comes tactical maneuvering, than which there is nothing more difficult. [...] Cf. Sunzi 95
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