Oh ! great now is Zhou. / We ascend the high hills, / Both those that are long and narrow, and the lofty mountains [...] Cf. Shijing 296
The Master said of the Shâo that it was perfectly beautiful and also perfectly good. He said of the Wû that it was [...] Cf. Lunyu 65
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
There's a harp in the midnight playing clear, / While the west wind rustles a green vine; / There's a low cloud [...] Cf. Tangshi 155
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated [...] Cf. Sunzi 94
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