With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
When those red berries come in springtime, / Flushing on your southland branches, / Take home an armful, for my [...] Cf. Tangshi 227
When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a [...] Cf. Sunzi 166
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