At the conjunction [of the sun and moon] in the tenth month, / On the first day of the moon, which was Xin-mao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 193
1. Some one said, "Yung is truly virtuous, but he is not ready with his tongue." / 2. The Master said, "What is the [...] Cf. Lunyu 97
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
When those red berries come in springtime, / Flushing on your southland branches, / Take home an armful, for my [...] Cf. Tangshi 227
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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