How the dolichos spread itself out, / Extending to the middle of the valley ! / Its leaves were luxuriant ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 2
1. Confucius, in his village, looked simple and sincere, and as if he were not able to speak. / 2. When he was in the [...] Cf. Lunyu 241
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
With my wine-bottle, watching by river and lake / For a lady so tiny as to dance on my palm, / I awake, after [...] Cf. Tangshi 293
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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