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, "Though a man have abilities as admirable as those of the duke of Châu, yet if he be proud and [...] Cf. Lunyu 199
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Where long ago a yellow crane bore a sage to heaven, / Nothing is left now but the Yellow Crane Terrace. / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 170
Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 188
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