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. A youth of the village of Ch'üeh was employed by Confucius to carry the messages between him and his visitors. Some [...] Cf. Lunyu 391
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
We used to be companions on the Jiang and the Han, / And as often as we met, we were likely to be tipsy. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 140
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the [...] Cf. Sunzi 42
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