Fresh and bright is the New Tower, / On the waters of the He, wide and deep. / A pleasant, genial mate she [...] Cf. Shijing 43
1. Tsze-kung asked, saying, "What qualities must a man possess to entitle him to be called an officer? The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 337
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Now that the sun has set beyond the western range, / Valley after valley is shadowy and dim.... / And now [...] Cf. Tangshi 20
On hemmed-in ground, resort to stratagem. [...] Cf. Sunzi 192
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