My four steeds advanced without stopping ; / The way from Zhou was winding and tedious. / Did I not have the wish [...] Cf. Shijing 162
1. The philosopher Yû said, "In practicing the rules of propriety, a natural ease is to be prized. In the ways [...] Cf. Lunyu 12
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
So autumn breaks my homesick heart.... / Few pilgrims venture climbing to a temple so wild, / Up from the lake, [...] Cf. Tangshi 133
Hence in the wise leader's plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together. [...] Cf. Sunzi 126
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