O sun ; O moon, / Which enlightens this lower earth ! / Here is the man, / Who treats me not according [...] Cf. Shijing 29
The Master said, "To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 5
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
With this cold night-rain hiding the river, you have come into Wu. / In the level dawn, all alone, you will be [...] Cf. Tangshi 264
For it is the soldier's disposition to offer an obstinate resistance when surrounded, to fight hard when he cannot help [...] Cf. Sunzi 214
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