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, "Do you think, my disciples, that I have any concealments? I conceal nothing from you. There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 174
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
Slow and reluctant, I have waited / Day after day, till now I must go. / How sweet the road-side flowers might [...] Cf. Tangshi 131
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, [...] Cf. Sunzi 28
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