She gathers the white southernwood, / By the ponds, on the islets. / She employs it, / In the business [...] Cf. Shijing 13
Chî K'ang asked which of the disciples loved to learn. Confucius replied to him, "There was Yen Hûi; he loved to learn. [...] Cf. Lunyu 274
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
At this lofty tower where the town ends, wilderness begins; / And our longing has as far to go as the ocean or the [...] Cf. Tangshi 203
Therefore, on dispersive ground, I would inspire my men with unity of purpose. [...] Cf. Sunzi 209
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