Profoundly wise were [the lords of] Shang, / And long had there appeared the omens [of their dignity ]. / When the [...] Cf. Shijing 304
The Master said, "The superior man thinks of virtue; the small man thinks of comfort. The superior man thinks of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 77
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
With monkeys whimpering on the shadowy mountain, / And the river rushing through the night, / And a wind in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 130
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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