In the net with its nine bags, / Are rud and bream. / We see this prince, / With his grand-ducal robe and [...] Cf. Shijing 159
The Master said, "I have not seen a firm and unbending man." Some one replied, "There is Shan Ch'ang." "Ch'ang," said [...] Cf. Lunyu 103
Chieh / Limitation / Water over lake: the image of LIMITATION. Thus the superior man Creates number and [...] Cf. Yijing 60
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
When the Emperor sought guidance from wise men, from exiles, / He found no calmer wisdom than that of young Jia / [...] Cf. Tangshi 304
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. [...] Cf. Sunzi 22
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