O you, with the blue collar, / Prolonged is the anxiety of my heart. / Although I do not go [to you], / Why [...] Cf. Shijing 91
The Master said, "It is all over! I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty." [...] Cf. Lunyu 404
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
Last year you went with your troops to Tibet; / And when your men had vanished beyond the citywall, / News was [...] Cf. Tangshi 151
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and devise unfathomable plans. [...] Cf. Sunzi 197
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