Large was the volume of the Jiang and the Han, / And the troops advanced like a flowing current. / There was no [...] Cf. Shijing 262
[...] 2. When he saw any one in a mourning dress, though it might be an acquaintance, he would change countenance; when [...] Cf. Lunyu 265
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
I still remember those days of peace – / Twenty years among mountains and forests, / The pure stream running [...] Cf. Tangshi 26
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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