O bright and high Heaven, / Who enlightenest and rulest this lower world ! / I marched on this expedition to the [...] Cf. Shijing 207
The Master said, "If a prince is able to govern his kingdom with the complaisance proper to the rules of propriety, [...] Cf. Lunyu 79
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
News at this far western station! The north has been recaptured! / At first I cannot check the tears from pouring [...] Cf. Tangshi 185
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger. [...] Cf. Sunzi 66
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