Conspiciously rise the staffs with their ox-tails, / In the distant suburbs of Jun, / Ornamented with the white [...] Cf. Shijing 53
The philosopher Yû said, "When agreements are made according to what is right, what is spoken can be made good. When [...] Cf. Lunyu 13
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
The Three Kingdoms, divided, have been bound by his greatness. / The Eight-Sided Fortress is founded on his fame; [...] Cf. Tangshi 235
On hemmed-in ground, resort to stratagem. [...] Cf. Sunzi 192
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