I ascend that tree-clad hill, / And look towards [the residence of] my father. / My father is saying, ' Alas ! my [...] Cf. Shijing 110
The Master said, "If a minister make his own conduct correct, what difficulty will he have in assisting in government? [...] Cf. Lunyu 330
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Look how swift to the snowy sea races Running-Horse River! – / And sand, up from the desert, flies yellow into [...] Cf. Tangshi 57
Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an [...] Cf. Sunzi 41
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