On the embankment are magpies' nests ; / On the height grows the beautiful pea. / Who has been imposing on the [...] Cf. Shijing 142
1. The Master was playing, one day, on a musical stone in Wei, when a man, carrying a straw basket, passed door of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 386
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Last year you went with your troops to Tibet; / And when your men had vanished beyond the citywall, / News was [...] Cf. Tangshi 151
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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