Every plant is yellow ; / Every day we march. / Every man is moving about, / Doing service in some quarter of [...] Cf. Shijing 234
1. The duke Âi asked Tsâi Wo about the altars of the spirits of the land. Tsâi Wo replied, "The Hsiâ sovereign planted [...] Cf. Lunyu 61
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
His golden arrow is tipped with hawk's feathers, / His embroidered silk flag has a tail like a swallow. / One [...] Cf. Tangshi 256
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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