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Sun Wu and his Book

The Text of Sun Tzu Sun Wu and his Book Ssu-ma Ch`ien gives the following biography of Sun Tzu: [1] — Sun Tzu Wu was a native of the Ch`i State. His ART OF WAR b…

Book

(Ang.-Saxon, boc; Danish, beuke; German, buche, a beech-tree). Beechbark was employed for carving names on before the invention of printing. Here on my trunk's surviving frame, Carved many …

Book Eight

Book EightThis reflection also tends to the removal of the desire of empty fame, that it is no longer in thy power to have lived the whole of thy life, or at least thy life from thy youth up…

Book Six

Book SixThe substance of the universe is obedient and compliant; and the reason which governs it has in itself no cause for doing evil, for it has no malice, nor does it do evil to anything,…

Book Twelve

Book TwelveAll those things at which thou wishest to arrive by a circuitous road, thou canst have now, if thou dost not refuse them to thyself. And this means, if thou wilt take no notice of…

Book Five

Book FiveIn he morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present— I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for…

The Text of Sun Tzu

Sun Wu and his BookThe Commentators The Text of Sun Tzu I have found it difficult to glean much about the history of Sun Tzu's text. The quotations that occur in early authors go to s…

Long Words

Agathokakological. (Southey: The Doctor.) Alcomiroziropoulopilousitounitapignac. The giantess. (Croquemitaine, iii. 2.) Amoronthologosphorus. (See Hair.) (The Three Hairs.) Anantachaturdasi…

Effects of Sun

Sunburn. Overexposure to the sun can happen in just a few hours. A bad reaction includes tenderness, pain, swelling, and blistering, and may include fever, chills, and nausea. While there is…

Kings have Long Hands

Do not quarrel with a king, as his power and authority reach to the end of his dominions. The Latin proverb is, “An nescis longas regibus esse manus, ” and the German, “Mi…