On the hills of the south is the Tai plant, / On those of the north is the Lai. / To be rejoiced in are ye, noble [...] Cf. Shijing 172
The Master said, "A minister, in serving his prince, reverently discharges his duties, and makes his emolument a [...] Cf. Lunyu 429
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River, / And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China; [...] Cf. Tangshi 179
Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose. This is called ability to [...] Cf. Sunzi 218
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