My noble husband is now martial-like ! / The hero of the country ! / My husband, grasping his halberd, / Is in [...] Cf. Shijing 62
1. Yen Yüan asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "To subdue one's self and return to propriety, is perfect [...] Cf. Lunyu 294
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Where a yellow river climbs to the white clouds, / Near the one city-wall among ten-thousand-foot mountains, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 316
Sun Tzu said: The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question [...] Cf. Sunzi 58
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