1. The Master said to Yen Yuan, 'When called
to office, to undertake its duties; when not so called, to he retired;--it is
only I and you who have attained to this.'
2. Tsze-lu said, 'If you had the conduct of
the armies of a great State, whom would you have to act with you?'
3. The Master said, 'I would not have him to
act with me, who will unarmed attack a tiger, or cross a river without a boat,
dying without any regret. My associate must be the man who proceeds to action
full of solicitude, who is fond of adjusting his plans, and then carries them