Profoundly wise were [the lords of] Shang, / And long had there appeared the omens [of their dignity ]. / When the [...] Cf. Shijing 304
The Master said, "The duke Wan of Tsin was crafty and not upright. The duke Hwan of Ch'î was upright and not crafty." [...] Cf. Lunyu 362
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
Where a yellow river climbs to the white clouds, / Near the one city-wall among ten-thousand-foot mountains, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 316
Having CONVERTED SPIES, getting hold of the enemy's spies and using them for our own purposes. [...] Cf. Sunzi 245
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