Abundant is the year, with much millet and much rice ; / And we have our high granaries, / With myriads, and [...] Cf. Shijing 279
The Master said, "If the son for three years does not alter from the way of his father, he may be called filial." [...] Cf. Lunyu 86
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
When this melody for the flageolet was made by Lady Cai, / When long ago one by one she sang its eighteen stanzas, [...] Cf. Tangshi 50
Hence his victories bring him neither reputation for wisdom nor credit for courage. Making no mistakes is what [...] Cf. Sunzi 50
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