[Those] lamb-skins and sheep-skins, / With their five braidings of white silk ! / They have retired from the [...] Cf. Shijing 18
1. The duke Ling of Wei asked Confucius about tactics. Confucius replied, "I have heard all about sacrificial vessels, [...] Cf. Lunyu 392
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
The lovely Lo Fo of the western land / Plucks mulberry leaves by the waterside. / Across the green boughs [...] Cf. Tangshi 39
Those who were called skillful leaders of old knew how to drive a wedge between the enemy's front and rear; [...] Cf. Sunzi 193
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