Our chariots were strong, / Our horses were well matched, / And with four steeds [for each], sleek and large, / [...] Cf. Shijing 179
1. Tsze-hwâ being employed on a mission to Ch'î, the disciple Zan requested grain for his mother. The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 124
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
His Palace of Purple Spring has been taken by mist and cloud, / As he would have taken all Yangzhou to be his [...] Cf. Tangshi 211
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, [...] Cf. Sunzi 14
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