She urges on her chariot rapidly, / With its screen of bamboos woven in squares, and its vermilion coloured leather. [...] Cf. Shijing 105
1. Tsze-kung asked, saying, "What qualities must a man possess to entitle him to be called an officer? The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 337
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
In Tao the only motion is returning; / The only useful quality, weakness. / For though all creatures under heaven are [...] Cf. Daodejing 40
A cold light shines on the gathering dew, / As sunset fades beyond the southern mountains; / Trees echo with [...] Cf. Tangshi 163
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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