I went out at the east gate, / Where the girls were in clouds. / Although they are like clouds, / It is not on [...] Cf. Shijing 93
1. Some one said, "Yung is truly virtuous, but he is not ready with his tongue." / 2. The Master said, "What is the [...] Cf. Lunyu 97
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
The woods are black and a wind assails the grasses, / Yet the general tries night archery – / And next morning [...] Cf. Tangshi 257
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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