It floats about, that boat of cypress wood, / There in the middle of the He. / With his two tufts of hair [...] Cf. Shijing 45
1. The Master said, "Truly straightforward was the historiographer Yü. When good government prevailed in his state, he [...] Cf. Lunyu 398
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
The sand below the border-mountain lies like snow, / And the moon like frost beyond the city-wall, / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 279
Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy's plans; and the worst policy of all is to besiege walled [...] Cf. Sunzi 26
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