They were gathering the white millet, / In those new fields, / And in these acres brought only one year under [...] Cf. Shijing 178
The Master said, "Let a good man teach the people seven years, and they may then likewise be employed in war." [...] Cf. Lunyu 346
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
There's a gleam of green in an old bottle, / There's a stir of red in the quiet stove, / There's a feeling of [...] Cf. Tangshi 246
Hence his victories bring him neither reputation for wisdom nor credit for courage. Making no mistakes is what [...] Cf. Sunzi 50
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