His four iron-black horses are in very fine condition ; / The six reins are in the hand [of the charioteer]. / The [...] Cf. Shijing 127
The Master said, "Since I cannot get men pursuing the due medium, to whom I might communicate my instructions, I must [...] Cf. Lunyu 338
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
You who have come from my old country, / Tell me what has happened there ! – / Was the plum, when you passed [...] Cf. Tangshi 228
These five heads should be familiar to every general: he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will [...] Cf. Sunzi 8
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