They come full of harmony ; / They are here, in all gravity ; – / The princess assisting, / While the Son of [...] Cf. Shijing 282
The Master said, "If there were (any of the princes) who would employ me, in the course of twelve months, I should have [...] Cf. Lunyu 327
Chieh / Limitation / Water over lake: the image of LIMITATION. Thus the superior man Creates number and [...] Cf. Yijing 60
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Bamboo from the southern hills was used to make this pipe. / And its music, that was introduced from Persia first [...] Cf. Tangshi 51
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 88
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