O sun ; O moon, / Which enlightens this lower earth ! / Here is the man, / Who treats me not according [...] Cf. Shijing 29
Chî K'ang, distressed about the number of thieves in the state, inquired of Confucius how to do away with them. [...] Cf. Lunyu 311
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
Can you keep the unquiet physical-soul from straying, hold fast to the Unity, and never quit it? / Can you, when [...] Cf. Daodejing 10
When the moonlight, reaching a tree by the gate, / Shows her a quiet bird on its nest, / She removes her jade [...] Cf. Tangshi 283
All men can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. [...] Cf. Sunzi 90
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