His four iron-black horses are in very fine condition ; / The six reins are in the hand [of the charioteer]. / The [...] Cf. Shijing 127
1. The head of the Chî family was richer than the duke of Châu had been, and yet Ch'iû collected his imposts for him, [...] Cf. Lunyu 284
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
"The sun has set, and a mist is in the flowers; / And the moon grows very white and people sad and sleepless. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 81
Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the [...] Cf. Sunzi 232
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