Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
1. Sze-mâ Niû asked about perfect virtue. / 2. The Master said, "The man of perfect virtue is cautious and slow in his [...] Cf. Lunyu 296
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
Against the City of the Yellow Dragon / Our troops were sent long years ago, / And girls here watch the same [...] Cf. Tangshi 95
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify [...] Cf. Sunzi 93
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