The moon comes forth in her brightness ; / How lovely is that beautiful lady ! / O to have my deep longings for her [...] Cf. Shijing 143
The Master said, "Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors." [...] Cf. Lunyu 91
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
When the moon has coloured half the house, / With the North Star at its height and the South Star setting, / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 275
Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where [...] Cf. Sunzi 12
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