In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
1. Tsze-chang asked Confucius, saying, "In what way should a person in authority act in order that he may conduct [...] Cf. Lunyu 511
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
Friend, I have watched you down the mountain / Till now in the dark I close my thatch door.... / Grasses return [...] Cf. Tangshi 226
Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at [...] Cf. Sunzi 236
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