My noble husband is now martial-like ! / The hero of the country ! / My husband, grasping his halberd, / Is in [...] Cf. Shijing 62
1. The head of the Chî family was richer than the duke of Châu had been, and yet Ch'iû collected his imposts for him, [...] Cf. Lunyu 284
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
Far through the night a harp is sighing / With a sadness of wind and rain in the strings.... / There's a [...] Cf. Tangshi 168
The host thus forming a single united body, is it impossible either for the brave to advance alone, or for the cowardly [...] Cf. Sunzi 112
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