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 was put in fear in K'wang and Yen Yûan fell behind. The Master, on his rejoining him, said, "I thought you [...] Cf. Lunyu 290
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
Boundless grasses over the plain / Come and go with every season; / Wildfire never quite consumes them – / [...] Cf. Tangshi 152
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. [...] Cf. Sunzi 47
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