Pure and reverent was Da-ren, / The mother of king Wen ; / Loving was she to Zhou Jiang ; – / A wife becoming [...] Cf. Shijing 240
1. The Master was wishing to go and live among the nine wild tribes of the east. / 2. Some one said, "They are rude. [...] Cf. Lunyu 223
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
South go the wildgesse, for leaves are now falling, / And the water is cold with a wind from the north. / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 132
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is [...] Cf. Sunzi 52
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